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Auteur(s) : Anderton, Joseph  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur

Titre(s) : Beckett's creatures [Texte imprimé] : art of failure after the Holocaust / Joseph Anderton

Publication : London ; New York : Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016.

Description matérielle : 1 vol. (X-252 p.) ; 23 cm

Comprend : Introduction. What is a Beckettian creature ? Last human and becoming-animal. Concepts of the creature and creaturely life. Beckett after 1945. Testimony : bearing witness to the event and self. "Impossibility of expressing" : art of failure and lacuna of testimony. Fallibility and dissociation. (In)sovereign author-narrators. Obligation to testify : mechanics, enunciation, ruins. Testimony of fiction. Power : master-servant relationships. Exercising writing in "Watt" the fungible and Knott there. "A vague supplication' : melancholy in "Waiting for Godot". Master-Servant context : the Holocaust and the Jewish creature. Biopolitical struggles : territory and custody. Humour : failure and degradation. Humour in failure. Textual performances. Words and flesh in "Endgame". Metanarrative tragicomedy. "Turd waiting for the flush" : Gallows humour. Survival : incompleteness and continuation. "Oh all to end" : Beckettian stirrings still. Creaturely "Undeadness". Repetition and performance. Forms of activity and stasis in "Molloy". "Finish dying" : death without death in "Molloy". Epilogue.

Note(s) : Bibliogr. p. [233]-245. Index
"In the shadow of the Holocaust, Samuel Beckett captures humanity in ruins through his debased beings and a decomposing mode of writing that strives to 'fail better'. But what might it mean to be a 'creature' or 'creaturely' in Beckett's world ? In the first full-length study of the concept of the creature in Beckett's prose and drama, this book traces the suspended lives and melancholic existences of Beckett's ignorant and impotent creatures to assess the extent to which political value marks the divide between human and inhuman. Through close readings of Beckett's prose and drama, particularly texts from the middle period, including Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable, Waiting for Godot and Endgame, Anderton explicates four arenas of creaturely life in Beckett. Each chapter attends to a particular theme, testimony, power, humour and survival to analyse a range of pressures and impositions that precipitate the creaturely state of suspension. Drawing on the writings of Adorno, Agamben, Benjamin, Deleuze and Derrida to explore the overlaps between artistic and political structures of creation, the creature emerges as an in-between figure that bespeaks the provisional nature of the human. The result is a provocative examination of the indirect relationship between art and history through Beckett's treatment of testimony, power, humour and survival, which each attest to the destabilisation of meaning after Auschwitz"

Sujet(s) : Beckett, Samuel (1906-1989) -- Critique et interprétation  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Beckett, Samuel (1906-1989) -- Et la Shoah  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Beckett, Samuel (1906-1989) -- Personnages  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Comportement humain -- Dans la littérature  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet

Indice(s) Dewey : 842.914 (critique) (23e éd.)  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet ; 843.914 (critique) (23e éd.)  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet

Numéros : ISBN 978-1-4742-3453-5. - ISBN 1-4742-3453-4 (rel.)

Notice n° :  FRBNF45092400 (notice reprise d'un réservoir extérieur)

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