The empty too :
language and philosophy in the works of Samuel Beckett /
by Arthur Broomfield.
|Main Creator:||Broomfield, Arthur, author.|
"This engaging and often controversial study of Beckett's works argues that, for Beckett, pure language is reality. Taking its title from a sentence in Worstward Ho, this rigorous reading of Beckett's key texts claims that what we perceive in the existential world can never be proved to exist, while language survives scrutiny, and will go on to become the real, once is has been divested of its connection to the corporeal. This book draws on the major philosophers to support this thesis, but in so doing, argues that Beckett's thinking surpasses all of theirs, because Beckett's art is his philosophy and his philosophy is his art. For Beckett, pure language is beyond the text, it is the unpresentable presence, Hamm's 'life to come'." -- Publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 97-98) and index.
Physical description: xi, 100 pages ; 22 cm.
Table of Contents:
- The Real and the Other from Plato, Through Derrida, to Beckett
- Film: Let's Look at the Text
- Weighing the Wait in Waiting for Godot
- How it is in How it is
- The Worst Word is Best in Worstward Ho.