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Beckett's Dantes : intertextuality in the fiction and criticism

Author: Daniela Caselli; Manchester University Press,
Publisher: Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press, 2013. ©2006
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Beckett's Dantes: Intertextuality in the Fiction and Criticism is the first study in English on the literary relation between Beckett and Dante. It is an innovative reading of Samuel Beckett and Dante's works and a critical engagement with contemporary theories of intertextuality. It is an informative intertextual reading of Beckett's work, detecting previously unknown quotations, allusions to, and parodies of Dante  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Caselli, Daniela.
Beckett's Dantes: intertextuality in the fiction and criticism,
Manchester, UK. : Manchester University Press, 2006,
Named Person: Dante Alighieri; Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett; Dante Alighieri
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniela Caselli; Manchester University Press,
ISBN: 9781847793652 1847793657
OCLC Number: 1164782669
Language Note: In English.
Notes: MUP 2020 titles.
Available through ManchesterHive.
Description: 1 online resource (232 pages) : file(s).
Responsibility: by Daniela Caselli.

Abstract:

Beckett's Dantes: Intertextuality in the Fiction and Criticism is the first study in English on the literary relation between Beckett and Dante. It is an innovative reading of Samuel Beckett and Dante's works and a critical engagement with contemporary theories of intertextuality. It is an informative intertextual reading of Beckett's work, detecting previously unknown quotations, allusions to, and parodies of Dante in Beckett's fiction and criticism. The volume interprets Dante in the original Italian (as it appears in Beckett), translating into English all Italian quotations. It benefits from a multilingual approach based on Beckett's published works in English and French, and on manuscripts (which use English, French, German and Italian). Through a close reading of Beckett's fiction and criticism, the book will argue that Dante is both assumed as an external source of literary and cultural authority in Beckett's work, and also participates in Beckett's texts' sceptical undermining of authority. Moreover, the book demonstrates that the many references to various 'Dantes' produce 'Mr Beckett' as the figure of the author responsible for such a remarkably interconnected oeuvre. The book is aimed at the scholarly communities interested in literatures in English, literary and critical theory, comparative literature and theory, French literature and theory and Italian studies. Its jargon-free style will also attract third-year or advanced undergraduate students, and postgraduate students, as well as those readers interested in the unusual relationship between one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century and the medieval author who stands for the very idea of the Western canon.

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