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 (booknews.com)
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Product details

  • Hardback | 202 pages
  • 154.9 x 226.1 x 17.8mm | 362.88g
  • Albany, NY, United States
  • English
  • Total Illustrations: 0
  • 079144709X
  • 9780791447093