Beckett, Literature and the Ethics of Alterity
By (author) Shane Weller
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Beckett, Literature and the Ethics of Alterity by Shane Weller
Book DescriptionIn Beckett, Literature and the Ethics of Alterity Weller argues through an analysis of the interrelated topics of translation, comedy, and gender that to read Beckett in this way is to miss the strangely 'anethical' nature of his work, as opposed to the notion that the literary event constitutes the affirmation of an alterity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781403995810
(216mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 26-May-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Shane Weller
SHANE WELLER is a Lecturer in Comparative Literary Studies in the School of European Culture and Languages at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK. He is the author of A Taste for the Negative: Beckett and Nihilism (2005).
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