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Author Henning, Sylvie Debevec.
Title Beckett's critical complicity : carnival, contestation, and tradition / Sylvie Debevec Henning.
Imprint Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 2015.

Author Henning, Sylvie Debevec.
Subject Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Carnival in literature.
Description 1 online resource (242 pages)
Note Print version record.
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction: The Accompliced Critic; Chapter 1. The Poet Membered; Chapter 2. Murphy's Caelum; Chapter 3. Variations on the Hermeneutic Theme; Chapter 4. Dialogues with the Double; Chapter 5. The Solicitation of Science; Conclusion: Literature and Its Discontents; Notes; Index.
Summary Samuel Beckett's work harbors an inevitable complicity with traditional modes and values. His idealist and even nihilist inclinations, for example, are closely related to the abstracting and systematizing tendencies that have predominated in Western thinking. His drama and fiction, in reproducing these tendencies, also help to reinforce and legitimate them. Beckett's work can thus be said to encourage an attitude of stoic resignation or life-denying withdrawal. Sylvie Debevec Henning's study reveals an important countertendency. In examining Beckett's art and literary criticism, his novel Murp.
Note English.
ISBN 9780813158600 (electronic bk.)
0813158605 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 900344781
Additional Format Print version: Henning, Sylvie Debevic. Beckett's Critical Complicity : Carnival, Contestation, and Tradition. Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 2015 9780813116648

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