Weller, Shane (2005) A Taste for the Negative: Beckett and Nihilism. Legenda, Oxford, 224 pp. ISBN 1904713084.
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Since the mid-1950s, when the works of Samuel Beckett began to attract sustained critical attention, commentators have tended either to dismiss his oeuvre as nihilist or to defend it as anti-nihilist. On the one side are figures such as Georg Lukács; on the other some of the most influential philosophers and literary theorists of the post-war era, from Theodor Adorno to Alain Badiou. Taking as my point of departure Nietzsche’s description of nihilism as the ‘uncanniest of all guests’ (unheimlichste aller Gäste), in A Taste for the Negative I call this entire critical tradition into question, arguing that the complex relationship between Beckett’s texts and nihilism will always be missed by those who are simply for or against Beckett.
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages|
|Depositing User:||Shane Weller|
|Date Deposited:||08 Feb 2012 16:15|
|Last Modified:||14 Aug 2012 09:18|
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