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Beckett, Derrida, and the Event of Literature (Cultural by Asja Szafraniec

By Asja Szafraniec

The overdue Jacques Derrida’s thought of literature is explored during this new examine. beginning with Derrida’s self-professed lack of ability to touch upon the paintings of Samuel Beckett, whom Derrida however one in every of the main fascinating and exemplary writers of our time, Asja Szafraniec argues that the shared characteristic of literary works as Derrida is aware them is a double, juridical-economical gesture, and that one point of this thought (the juridical) is extra hospitable to Beckett’s oeuvre than the opposite. She then discusses different modern philosophical techniques to Beckett, together with these of Gilles Deleuze, Stanley Cavell, and Alain Badiou. The ebook deals an cutting edge research of Derrida’s method of literature, in addition to an summary of present philosophical methods to modern literature, and a few leading edge readings of Beckett’s work.

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