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Saying I No More: Subjectivity and Consciousness in the Prose of Samuel Beckett
by Daniel Katz
In recent criticism, Samuel Beckett's prose has been increasingly described as a labor of refusal: not only of what traditionally has made possible narrative and the novel but also of the major conventional suppositions concerning the primacy of consciousness, subjectivity, and expression for the artistic act. Beginning from the premise that Beckett never betrays his belie ...more
Paperback, 220 pages
Published September 15th 1999 by Northwestern University Press
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A well-crafted if ultimately slightly pallid exegesis of Beckett's prose, once the author's doctoral thesis (under Marjorie Perloff) and then a helpful study in its own right. Lots to like here if you're already immersed in the world of Beckettian criticism of a deconstructive bent; otherwise, head elsewhere for an introduction (such as, perhaps, Beckett: A Guide for the Perplexed).