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Palgrave Studies in Modern European Literature

Beckett and Modernism

Editors: Beloborodova, Olga, van Hulle, Dirk, Verhulst, Pim (Eds.)

  • Makes a unique contribution to both the field of Beckett studies and the broader field of Modernism studies
  • Encompasses Beckett's poetry, essays, prose, theatre, radio and film
  • Uses Beckett's work to investigate the concept of ‘modernism’ and its offshoots
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This book of collected essays approaches Beckett’s work through the context of modernism, while situating it in the literary tradition at large. It builds on current debates aiming to redefine ‘modernism’ in connection to concepts such as ‘late modernism’ or ‘postmodernism’. Instead of definitively re-categorizing Beckett under any of these labels, the essays use his diverse oeuvre – encompassing poetry, criticism, prose, theatre, radio and film – as a case study to investigate and reassess the concept of ‘modernism after postmodernism’ in all its complexity, covering a broad range of topics spanning Beckett’s entire career. In addition to more thematic essays about art, history, politics, psychology and philosophy, the collection places his work in relation to that of other modernists such as T. S. Eliot, James Joyce, Wyndham Lewis, Gertrude Stein and Virginia Woolf, as well as to the literary canon in general. It represents an important contribution to both Beckett studies and modernism studies.

About the authors

Olga Beloborodova is a PhD researcher at the University of Antwerp’s Centre for Manuscript Genetics. Her work examines the evocations of fictional minds in Samuel Beckett’s prose and drama according to the paradigm of extended cognition. She is also one of the editors of the Beckett Digital Manuscript Project.  
Dirk Van Hulle is Professor of English Literature at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, Director of the Centre for Manuscript Genetics and Co-Director of the Beckett Digital Manuscript Project. His publications include Modern Manuscripts (2014), Samuel Beckett’s Library (with Mark Nixon, 2013) and the New Cambridge Companion to Samuel Beckett (2015). 
Pim Verhulst is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Antwerp’s Centre for Manuscript Genetics. His recent publications include The Making of Samuel Beckett’s Molloy and Malone meurt / Malone Dies (with Magessa O’Reilly and Dirk Van Hulle, 2017). He is Assistant Editor of the Journal of Beckett Studies.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction Negative Modernism: Beckett’s Poetics of Pejorism and Literary Enactment

    Van Hulle, Dirk

    Pages 1-18

  • How Beckett Has Modified Modernism: From Beckett to Blanchot and Bataille

    Rabaté, Jean-Michel

    Pages 19-35

  • From Language Revolution to Literature of the Unword: Beckett as Late Modernist

    Weller, Shane

    Pages 37-52

  • Late and Belated Modernism: Duchamp…Stein.Feininger..Beckett

    Carville, Conor

    Pages 53-67

  • Beckett and Joyce: Two Nattering Nabobs of Negativity

    Slote, Sam

    Pages 69-80

Buy this book

eBook £70.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-70374-9
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £88.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-70373-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beckett and Modernism
Editors
  • Olga Beloborodova
  • Dirk van Hulle
  • Pim Verhulst
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Modern European Literature
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-70374-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-70374-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-70373-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 295
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
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