Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 February 2015

272 Pages

9.21 x 6.14 inches

ISBN: 9781474401401

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Samuel Beckett

Laughing Matters, Comic Timing

Laura Salisbury

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Presents innovative readings of the comedy found in Beckett's fiction, drama and critical writings
  • Spans Beckett's entire oeuvre, using published and unpublished sources
  • Engages with recent and contemporary philosophical approaches to literature, including work by Derrida, Badiou, Levinas, and Adorno
  • Makes a unique contribution to theoretical work on comedy and laughter
  • Provides a rigorous introduction to the theoretical debates surrounding the relationship between modernist literature and a post-war ethics of representation