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Beckett and authority : the uses of cliché

Author: Elizabeth Barry
Publisher: Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work investigates the relationship between verbal cliché, memory and authority in Beckett's prose and theatre, and argues that by consciously manipulating the language of clichés, Beckett challenges intellectual, social and religious authority and argues for the creative value of stupidity, a key concept in the thinking of philosophers such as Wittgenstein and Deleuze.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Barry
ISBN: 023000833X 9780230008335
OCLC Number: 69672050
Description: x, 232 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Cliché, consensus and realism --
Cliché and memory --
Cliché, autobiography and epitaph --
Cliché and the language of religion --
Beyond cliché: authority, agency and the fall of rhetoric.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Barry.
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This new book situates Beckett in a philosophical and literary tradition that has argued for the creative value of stupidity, a key concept in the thinking of philosophers such as Wittgenstein. It  Read more...

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