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Samuel Beckett and Arnold Geulincx: Tracing a literary fantasia David Tucker

Samuel Beckett and Arnold Geulincx: Tracing a literary fantasia

David Tucker

Published July 12th 2012
ISBN : 9781441139351
Hardcover
240 pages
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SamuelBeckett once wrote that were he in the ‘unfortunate position of a criticstudying his work, one of his points of departure would be the ideas of theseventeenth-century philosopher, Arnold Geulincx. Samuel Beckett and ArnoldGeulincx: Tracing ‘aMoreSamuelBeckett once wrote that were he in the ‘unfortunate position of a criticstudying his work, one of his points of departure would be the ideas of theseventeenth-century philosopher, Arnold Geulincx. Samuel Beckett and ArnoldGeulincx: Tracing ‘a literary fantasia is the first full-length study todocument the extent of the influence Geulincxs philosophy had on Beckettsprose and late drama.Establishing itself as a reference point forBecketts published and unpublished writings, David Tuckers study presents aclear, chronological exploration of Becketts engagement with Geulincx, and ofhow this engagement marks, and is marked by, broader changes in Beckettsaesthetic thinking. By positioning close, interpretative philosophical readingsalongside analyses of archival materials, Tucker sets out an affirmative andreconciliatory approach to divergent strands in contemporary Beckett Studies.