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Published: 01 August 2017

272 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474419000

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Samuel Beckett and the Terror of Literature

Christopher Langlois

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Other Becketts

  • Articulates a novel conceptual framework through the language of terror for reading Beckett's major post-1945 works in prose, all the while engaging with key thinkers in the discourse of contemporary critical theory like Maurice Blanchot, Emmanuel Levinas, and Alain Badiou.
  • Provides for the first time a thorough articulation of the significance of terror to Blanchot's understanding not only of what literature is as literature, but also of the literary history of modernity that Blanchot explicitly traces from the Marquis de Sade to Samuel Beckett.
  • Affords literary studies (and Beckett and Blanchot studies specifically) a distinctive and timely voice in the veritable terror

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