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Into the Breach Samuel Beckett and the Ends of Literature

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ISBN-10: 1400861357

ISBN-13: 9781400861354

Edition: 1990

Authors: Thomas Trezise

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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 instance within this economy and in so doing challenges traditional conceptions of literature itself and of the subject.The undoing of historical time in an abyssal…    
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List price: $140.75
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 7/14/2014
Pages: 190
Language: English