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Late modernist style in Samuel Beckett and Emmanuel Levinas

Author: Peter Fifield
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Series: New interpretations of Beckett in the twenty-first century.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Samuel Beckett; Emmanuel Lévinas; Samuel Beckett; Emmanuel Lévinas; Samuel Beckett; Emmanuel Lévinas
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Fifield
ISBN: 9781137294074 1137294078
OCLC Number: 806013909
Description: xvi, 206 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Part 1. Writing against Art ; A Reluctant Poetics. --
Part 2: "why after all not say without further ado what can later be unsaid" (Company) ; "begin again all over more or less in the same place or in another" (How It Is) ; The Turn to Hyperbole ; Conclusion.
Series Title: New interpretations of Beckett in the twenty-first century.
Responsibility: Peter Fifield.

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Beckett and Levinas are of central importance to critical debates about literary ethics. Rather than suggest the preservation of literary and ethical value in the wake of the WWII, this book argues  Read more...

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"When he was a war prisoner in Germany, Emmanuel Levinas was entertaining dreams of becoming a famous novelist. Fifield's fascinating study explains why, had he written the novels he was planning, Read more...

 
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