Beckett and Badiou [electronic resource] : the pathos of intermittency / Andrew Gibson.
- Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
1 online resource (337 p.)
- Badiou, Alain -- Criticism and interpretation.
Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989 -- Influence.
- Electronic books.
- The leading contemporary French philosopher Alain Badiou has been a lifelong devotee of Beckett's work. This ground-breaking study provides a full introduction to and critique of Badiou's philosophy, politics, ethics and aesthetics, and his interpretation of the Irish writer, as a basis for a major new reading of the Beckett corpus. - ;Beckett and Badiou offers a provocative new reading of Samuel Beckett's work on the basis of a full, critical account of the thought of Alain Badiou. Badiou is the most eminent of contemporary French philosophers. His devotion to Beckett's work has been lifelong
- Contents; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Badiou (i): Being, Event, Subject, Truth; 2. Badiou (ii): Politics, Ethics, Aesthetics; 3. Badiou, Beckett, and Contemporary Criticism; 4. The Break with Doxa: Murphy, Watt; 5. The Event of the Event: The Unnamable; 6. The Thought of the Good: Enough, The Lost Ones, Ill Seen Ill Said, Worstward Ho; 7. The Sparkle Hid in Ashes: Beckett's Plays; Conclusion: The Pathos of Intermittency; Bibliography; Index
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -312) and index.
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