Beckett's Art of Absence: Rethinking the Void by Ciaran RossBeckett's Art of Absence: Rethinking the Void by Ciaran Ross

Beckett's Art of Absence: Rethinking the Void

byCiaran Ross

Hardcover | February 18, 2011

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Using the work of W.Bion and D.Winnicott, this book offers a psychoanalytic study of Beckett's aesthetics of absence. Focusing on the first prose trilogy and Waiting for Godot, it offers a critical challenge to accepted viewpoints of Beckett's negative status, not only within psychoanalytic literary criticism, but within Beckett criticism at large.
CIARAN ROSS is Professor of Twentieth-Century English and Irish Literature at the University of Strasbourg, France. He is Irish and was educated in St. Patrick's College, Maynooth and Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. His publications include Aux frontières du vide and editor of Sub-versions: Trans-national Readings of Modern Irish Li...
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Title:Beckett's Art of Absence: Rethinking the VoidFormat:HardcoverDimensions:248 pagesPublished:February 18, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230575188

ISBN - 13:9780230575189

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction
Setting up Shop in the Void.
Beckett's Negative Sublime
Family Matters
Playing, Dying and the Art of Being Absent
Incomprehensible Damnation
The Void on Stage
Restyling the Ineffable Void
Conclusion: By Way of Neither
Bibliography
Index