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    Samuel Beckett: laughing matters, comic timing

    Salisbury, Laura (2012) Samuel Beckett: laughing matters, comic timing. Edinburgh, Scotland: Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 9780748647484.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: Samuel Beckett is a funny writer. He is also an author whose work is taken to respond ethically to the unspeakable seriousness of the post-Holocaust situation. How can these two statements sit together? Ranging widely over Beckett's fiction, drama, and critical writings, and including readings of Murphy, the Trilogy, Waiting for Godot, Endgame, the late prose, and the late plays, the book demonstrates that it is through Beckett's comic timing that we can understand the double gesture of his art: the ethical obligation to represent the world how it is while, at the same time, opening up a space for how it ought to be.

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    Item Type: Book
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English and Humanities
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2013 13:47
    Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:29
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/6267

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