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Naming Beckett's Unnamable free pdf Naming Beckett's Unnamable will interest those seeking a new, absorbing reading of Beckett's great prose, examining in a unique way the Nouvelles, the trilogy, Texts for Nothing, How It Is, and The Lost Ones, as well as other remarkable, shorter pieces. Adelman does not profess affiliation to any school of Beckett criticism. He focuses his exploration on Beckett's debt to Franz Kafka's writing, to his nihilism concerning art, and to the biographical Kafka, the literary persona whose struggle with spiritual deadlock helped Beckett, at crucial impulses in his own art, to find his way to Molloy and the trilogy and, later, to discern the importance of torture to the creative imagination, especially in How It Is. Beckett's "hooks" get below the bearable surface of ordinary life, down to where satisfaction lies in inflicting and receiving pain. Yet in The Unnamable Adelman also discovers a hero's quest for the sacredness of the self in a world become inimical to the sacred. Adelman's approach is original in its insistence on Beckett as a storyteller rather than as a philosopher or postmodern aesthetician. He shows that the whole thrust of Beckett's postwar art is illuminated by the epic purpose of the rest - the artistry.

About Gary Adelman

Gary Adelman is Professor of English at the University of Illinois. He has written books on Conrad, Hardy, Tolstoy, and most recently published Retelling Dostoyevsky: Literary Response and Other Observations (Bucknell University Press, 2001). He is also the author of Snow of Fire: Symbolic Meaning in The Rainbow and Women in Love.

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Author : Gary Adelman
Publisher : Bucknell University Press
Data Published : 01 February 2004
ISBN : 1611482003
EAN : 9781611482003
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 187 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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