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Beckett and animals

Author: Mary Bryden
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The animals that appear in Samuel Beckett's work are diverse and unpredictable. They serve as victim and persecutor, companion and adversary, disconcerting observers and objects oblivious to the human gaze. Bringing together an international array of Beckett specialists, this is the first full-length study to explore the significance of the animals that populate Beckett's prose, drama, and poetry. Essays theorize a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Bryden
ISBN: 9781107019607 1107019605
OCLC Number: 811963803
Description: xvi, 230 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Mary Bryden --
Part I. Animality: 1. Forms of weakness: animalisation in Kafka and Beckett / Shane Weller; 2. Beckett, Coetzee and animals / Yoshiki Tajiri; 3. The Beckettian bestiary / Mary Bryden; 4. 'Quite exceptionally anthropoid': species anxiety and metamorphosis in Beckett's humans and other animals / David Wheatley; 5. 'An animal inside': Beckett/Leibniz's stone, animal, human, and the unborn / Naoya Mori; 6. Pavlov's dogs and other animals in Samuel Beckett / Ulrika Maude; 7. Little animals in the brain: Beckett's 'porteurs de la mémoire' / Yoshiyuki Inoue --
Part II. The Specificity of Animals: 8. 'Think, pig!': Beckett's animal philosophies / Jean-Michel Rabaté; 9 Beckett's 'necessary' cat(s) / Linda Ben-Zvi; 10. Making flies mean something / Steven Connor; 11. 'Hooves!': the equine presence in Beckett / Joseph Anderton; 12. The dancing bees in Samuel Beckett's Molloy: the rapture of unknowing / Angela Moorjani; 13. 'Despised for their obviousness': Samuel Beckett's dogs / Chris Ackerley; 14. Beckett and sheep / Julie Campbell; 15. 'Eyes in each other's eyes': Beckett, Kleist, and the fencing bear / Maximilian de Gaynesford; 16. Words without acts: Beckett's parrots / Brigitte Le Juez.
Responsibility: [edited by] Mary Bryden.

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