Beckett, Literature, and the Ethics of Alterity

Weller, Shane (2006) Beckett, Literature, and the Ethics of Alterity. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 232 pp. ISBN 9781403995810. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: P Language and Literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Shane Weller
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2012 16:14
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2012 10:36
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/28663 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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