Beckett, Literature, and the Ethics of Alterity
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Palgrave Macmillan (2006)
If there is one trait common to almost all post-Holocaust theories of literature, it is arguably the notion that the literary event constitutes the affirmation of an alterity that resists all dialectical mastery and makes possible a post-metaphysical ethics. Beckett's oeuvre in particular has repeatedly been deployed as exemplary of just such an affirmation. In Beckett, Literature and the Ethics of Alterity , however, Weller argues through an analysis of the interrelated topics of translation, comedy, and gender that to read Beckett in this way is to miss the strangely 'anethical' nature of his work.
|Keywords||Other (Philosophy) in literature Criticism History|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$59.99 used (51% off) $60.00 new (50% off) $120.00 direct from Amazon Amazon page|
|Call number||PQ2603.E378.Z96 2006|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Harold Kaplan (1972). Democratic Humanism and American Literature. Chicago,University of Chicago Press.
Fritz Oehlschlaeger (2003). Love and Good Reasons: Postliberal Approaches to Christian Ethics and Literature. Duke University Press.
Mary Bryden & Margaret Topping (eds.) (2009). Beckett's Proust/Deleuze's Proust. Palgrave Macmillan.
Anthony Uhlmann (2006). Samuel Beckett and the Philosophical Image. Cambridge University Press.
Paul Cooke & Helen Vassallo (eds.) (2009). Alienation and Alterity: Otherness in Modern and Contemporary Francophone Contexts. Peter Lang.
M. Worton, Sifting Clues to the Mind of a Literary Genius: Careful Scrutiny of One of Beckett's Student's Old Lecture Notes Offers an Insight Into the Complex Influences Behind His Work, Writes Michael Worton.
L. A. C. Dobrez (1986). The Existential and its Exits: Literary and Philosophical Perspectives on the Works of Beckett, Ionesco, Genet, & Pinter. St. Martin's Press.
Laura Inez Deavenport Barge (2009). Exploring Worldviews in Literature: From William Wordsworth to Edward Albee. Abilene Christian University Press.
Anthony Uhlmann (1999). Beckett and Poststructuralism. Cambridge University Press.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2009-01-28
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?