Beckett and Phenomenology (Continuum Literary Studies)

Beckett and Phenomenology (Continuum Literary Studies)

Ulrika Maude, Matthew Feldman


Existentialism and poststructuralism have supplied the 2 major theoretical ways to Samuel Beckett's paintings. those influential philosophical routine, in spite of the fact that, owe a good debt to the phenomenological culture. This quantity, with contributions by way of significant overseas students, examines the outstanding in Beckett's literary worlds, evaluating and contrasting his writing with key figures together with Edmund Husserl, Martin Heidegger, Jean-Paul Sartre and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. It advances an research of hitherto unexplored phenomenological topics, akin to nausea, immaturity and sleep, in Beckett's paintings. via an exploration of particular thinkers and Beckett's personal inventive technique, it bargains the 1st sustained and accomplished account of Beckettian phenomenology.

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