Chronicles of Disorder

Chronicles of Disorder : Samuel Beckett and the Cultural Politics of the Modern Novel

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"All writing is political." Not necessarily so according to Beckett (b.1906), despite the fact that Foucault used a quote from Beckett's Stories and Texts for Nothing (1967) in framing his influential postmodern position. Weisberg (English, Wesleyan U.) views the fictional writings of a dissenter from this axiom as a vehicle to trace the genesis of the opposition of "autonomous" and "committed" art; how this polarity impacted the canonization of modernism in the 1950s and 1960s; and how Beckett's novels sought to transcend the paradoxes inherent in a postwar critical art as defined by Sartre, Adorno, and Barthe. Writings cited include Malloy (1955), Endgame (1958), and More Pricks than Kicks (1972). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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  • Hardback | 202 pages
  • 154.9 x 226.1 x 17.8mm | 362.88g
  • Albany, NY, United States
  • English
  • Total Illustrations: 0
  • 079144709X
  • 9780791447093