Into the Breach: Samuel Beckett and the Ends of Literature

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Arguing that Beckett's understanding of subjectivity cannot be reduced to that of phenomenology or existential humanism, Thomas Trezise offers a major reinterpretation of Beckett in light of Freud and such post-modernists as Bataille, Blanchot, and Derrida. Through extended comparisons of Beckett's trilogy of novels with the writings of these thinkers, he emphasizes a "general economy" of signification that both produces and dispossesses the phenomenological self. Trezise shows how Beckett's work defines literature as an ...

Into the Breach: Samuel Beckett and the Ends of Literature 2016, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691633626

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Into the Breach: Samuel Beckett and the Ends of Literature 2014, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691604541

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Into the Breach: Samuel Beckett and the Ends of Literature 1990, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691067896

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