Beckett and Authority: The Uses of Cliche Elizabeth Barry

ISBN: 9781280818967

Published: January 10th 2010

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232 pages


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Beckett and Authority: The Uses of Cliche  by  Elizabeth Barry

Beckett and Authority: The Uses of Cliche by Elizabeth Barry
January 10th 2010 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 232 pages | ISBN: 9781280818967 | 5.40 Mb

Gilles Deleuze observed in Difference and Repetition that the worst literature produces sottisiers, while the best (Flaubert, Baudelaire, Bloy) is haunted by the problem of stupidity. The current book situates Beckett in a philosophical andMoreGilles Deleuze observed in Difference and Repetition that the worst literature produces sottisiers, while the best (Flaubert, Baudelaire, Bloy) is haunted by the problem of stupidity. The current book situates Beckett in a philosophical and literary tradition that has argued for the creative value of stupidity or betise: a key concept in the thinking of philosophers such as Wittgenstein and Deleuze, and central to the practice of writers such as Flaubert, Baudelaire, and Joyce.

By way of a philosophical framework that embraces Deleuzes writing on repetition, rhetoric and power, it investigates the relationship between verbal cliche, memory and authority in Becketts prose and drama.

It argues that by consciously manipulating the language of cliche, Beckett can interrogate the assumptions made in the discourses of social, intellectual and religious authority without assuming a superior and complacent authority of his own.



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