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Beckett's Political Imagination

Beckett's Political Imagination

  • Author: Emilie Morin
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 110841799X
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: N.A
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Beckett's Political Imagination uncovers Beckett's lifelong engagement with political thought and political history, showing how this concern informed his work as fiction author, dramatist, critic and translator. This radically new account will appeal to students, researchers and Beckett lovers alike.

Samuel Beckett and the Politics of Aftermath

Samuel Beckett and the Politics of Aftermath

  • Author: James McNaughton
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0192555499
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 240
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Samuel Beckett and the Politics of Aftermath explores Beckett's literary responses to the political maelstroms of his formative and middle years: the Irish civil war and the crisis of commitment in 1930s Europe, the rise of fascism and the atrocities of World War II. Archive yields a Beckett who monitored propaganda in speeches and newspapers, and whose creative work engages with specific political strategies, rhetoric, and events. Finally, Beckett's political aesthetic sharpens into focus. Deep within form, Beckett models ominous historical developments as surely as he satirizes artistic and philosophical interpretations that overlook them. He burdens aesthetic production with guilt: imagination and language, theater and narrative, all parallel political techniques. Beckett comically embodies conservative religious and political doctrines; he plays Irish colonial history against contemporary European horrors; he examines aesthetic complicity in effecting atrocity and covering it up. This book offers insightful, original, and vivid readings of Beckett's work up to Three Novels and Endgame.

Modernism, Ethics and the Political Imagination

Modernism, Ethics and the Political Imagination

Living Wrong Life Rightly

  • Author: Ben Ware
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137555033
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 186
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In this groundbreaking new study, Ben Ware carries out a bold reassessment of the relationship between modernism and ethics, arguing that modernist literature and philosophy offer more than simply a snapshot of the moral conflicts of the past: they provide a crucial point of reference for today’s emancipatory struggles. Modernism in this assessment is characterized not only by a concern with language and aesthetic creativity, but also by a preoccupation with the question of how to live. Investigating ethical ideas in Wittgenstein, Beckett, Kierkegaard, Kant, Cavell, Marx, Henry James and Lacan, Ware demonstrates how these thinkers can bring us to a new understanding of a constellation of issues which contemporary radical thought must re-visit: utopia, repetition, perfectionism, subtraction, negativity, critique, absence, duty, revolution and political love. The result is a timely and provocative intervention, which re-draws the boundaries for future debates on the ethics and politics of modernism.

Literature and the Political Imagination

Literature and the Political Imagination

  • Author: Andrea T. Baumeister,John Horton
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134794460
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 272
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This volume shows how modern political theory can be enriched through an engagement with works of literature. It uses the resources of literature to explore issues such as nationalism, liberal philosophy, utopiansim, narrative and the role of theory in political thought. A variety of approaches are adopted and the aim is to show some of the many and diverse ways in which literature may enrich political theorising, as well as considering some of the problems to which this may give rise. The theorists discussed include Richard Rorty, Alasdair MacIntyre, Charles Taylor, and Martha Nussbaum. There are literary references from Greek tradegy, Jonathan Swift, Brian Moore, Elizabeth Bowen and contemporary feminist utopian fiction. All the contributors have a long-standing interest in the relations between literature and moral and political thought. They are concerned not to be restricted by conventional academic boundaries and are not united by any party-line or uniformity of intellectual commitments. This volume will be of great interest to all students engaged in the study of politics and literature.

Beckett, Modernism and the Material Imagination

Beckett, Modernism and the Material Imagination

  • Author: Steven Connor
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107059224
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 240
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This is a collection of authoritative essays on Samuel Beckett's writing from a pre-eminent scholar of twentieth-century literature and culture.

Samuel Beckett and the 'State' of Ireland

Samuel Beckett and the 'State' of Ireland

  • Author: Alan Graham,Scott Hamilton
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 152751501X
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 209
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Reflecting the rich critical debate at the ‘Beckett and the State of Ireland’ conferences held in Dublin between 2011 and 2013, this volume brings together a selection of essays which explore and respond to the Irish concerns which echo in the fiction, drama, and poetry of Samuel Beckett. From the portrayals of the haunting landscape of South County Dublin in Beckett’s work to its interrogation of the political and social pieties of the infant nation state in which the author came to maturity, Beckett and the ‘State’ of Ireland uncovers the enduring presence of Ireland in one of the most influential bodies of writing in modern literature. Examining the politics of cultural identity, sexuality in the post-independence era, representations of disability in Beckett’s fiction and drama, Ireland’s culture of incarceration, the role of eugenics in the Irish cultural imagination, and the themes of exile and displacement in Beckett’s writing, amongst other concerns, Beckett and the ‘State’ of Ireland enriches understandings of the social, cultural, and political dimensions of Beckett’s work and introduces new and challenging perspectives to the study of Irish literature and culture.

Imagination and the spirit

Imagination and the spirit

essays in literature and the Christian faith, presented to Clyde S. Kilby

  • Author: Charles Adolph Huttar
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Christianity and literature
  • Page: 496
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Open form and the feminine imagination

Open form and the feminine imagination

the politics of reading in twentieth-century innovative writing

  • Author: Stephen-Paul Martin
  • Publisher: Maisonneuve Pr
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 225
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Beckett on File

Beckett on File

  • Author: Virginia Cooke
  • Publisher: London ; New York : Methuen
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Drama in English - Beckett, Samuel - Critical studies
  • Page: 96
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The À Becketts of "Punch"

The À Becketts of

Memories of Father and Sons

  • Author: Arthur William À Beckett
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Journalists
  • Page: 333
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