Samuel Beckett: Laughing Matters, Comic Timing by Laura SalisburySamuel Beckett: Laughing Matters, Comic Timing by Laura Salisbury

Samuel Beckett: Laughing Matters, Comic Timing

byLaura Salisbury

Paperback | February 15, 2015

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Reads Beckett's comic timing as part of a post-war ethics of representation.Samuel Beckett is a funny writer. He is also an author whose work is taken to respond ethically to the unspeakable seriousness of the post-Holocaust situation. How can these two statements sit together?Ranging widely over Beckett's fiction, drama and critical writings, and including readings of Murphy, the Trilogy, Waiting for Godot, Endgame, the late prose and the late plays, this book demonstrates that it is through Beckett's comic timing that we can understand the double gesture of his art: theethical obligation to represent the world how it is while, at the same time, opening up a space for how it ought to be.
Dr Laura Salisbury is RCUK Research Fellow in Science, Technology, and Culture at Birkbeck, University of London. She works on modernist and contemporary literature and on the relationship between science, philosophy and culture. Her major new research project is a study of the relationship between neurological conceptions of language...
Title:Samuel Beckett: Laughing Matters, Comic TimingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.09 × 6.1 × 0.79 inPublished:February 15, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1474401406

ISBN - 13:9781474401401