Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 October 2009

232 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719071577

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Becketts Dantes

Intertextuality in the fiction and criticism

Daniela Caselli

Published by Manchester University Press

  • An original and informative intertextual reading of Beckett's work, detecting previously unknown quotations, allusions to and parodies of Dante
  • Interprets for the first time in Beckett studies Dante in the original Italian; Caselli translates all Italian quotations into English, and looks at Beckett's published works in English and French
  • Theoretical but jargon-free
  • Uses Beckett and Dante to argue that intertextuality can teach us much about the way the Beckett canon works, and that such intertexts make us rethink many ideas about literary relations and authority