Beckett and Poststructuralism by Anthony UhlmannBeckett and Poststructuralism by Anthony Uhlmann

Beckett and Poststructuralism

byAnthony Uhlmann

Hardcover | September 20, 1999

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Anthony Uhlmann offers a reading of Beckett in the light of recent French philosophy, particularly the work of Foucault, Deleuze and Guattari, Levinas, and Derrida. Beckett and Poststructuralism is a work of literary criticism that is also an intellectual history of the relationship between Beckett's texts and their French philosophical and cultural context. Uhlmann explores the overlap between Beckett's aesthetic and philosophy, emphasizing how postwar French philosophy was powerfully affected by Beckett's work. This book addresses a wide range of issues in contemporary philosophy and literary theory.

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Title:Beckett and PoststructuralismFormat:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:September 20, 1999Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521640768

ISBN - 13:9780521640763

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Molloy, surveillance and secrets: Beckett and Foucault; 2. Perception and apprehension: Bergson, Foucault, Deleuze and Guattari and Beckett; 3. Crisis with the moral order in post World War Two France; 4. Towards an ethics: Spinoza, Deleuze and Guattari and Beckett; 5. Voices and stories: the translator and the leader; 6. Language, between violence and justice: Beckett, Levinas and Derrida; Conclusion; List of references; Index.

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The works of Beckett address the contemporary philosophy and literary theory. In Beckett and Poststructuralism, Anthony Uhlmann offers a reading of Beckett in the light of recent French philosophy, particularly the work of Foucault, Deleuze and Guattari, Levinas and Derrida. Uhlmann shows the relationship between Beckett’s texts and their French philosophical and cultural context.