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    Late Modernist style in Samuel Beckett and Emmanuel Levinas

    Fifield, Peter (2013) Late Modernist style in Samuel Beckett and Emmanuel Levinas. New Interpretations of Beckett in 21st C. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781137294074.

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    Book synopsis: Beckett and Levinas are of central importance to critical debates about literary ethics. Rather than suggest the presence of literary and ethical value in the wake of the Second World War, this book argues that both thinkers waged a sustained attack on the principles of literature, weaving narrative and descriptive doubt through phenomenology, prose, and drama. Peter Fifield uses conceptual and rhetorical figures shared by Beckett and Levinas - such as the face, the trace, re-commencement, hyperbole, the saying and the said - to address a wide range of texts by both authors, arguing for a Levinasian manner of reading that is distinctly non-ethical.


    Item Type: Book
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2014 10:37
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:35


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