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dc.contributor.authorKeller, John
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T14:58:05Z
dc.date.available2021-02-10T14:58:05Z
dc.date.issued2002
dc.identifier341373
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/35021
dc.identifier12572*
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/38726
dc.description.abstractThis study is about the central place of the emotional world in Beckett's writing. Stating that Beckett is 'primarily about love', Dr. Keller makes a radical re-assessment of his influence and immense popularity. The book examines numerous Beckettian texts, arguing that they embody a struggle to remain in contact with a primal sense of internal goodness, one founded on early experience with the mother. Writing itself becomes an internal dialogue, in which the reader is engaged, between a 'narrative-self' and a mother. Keller suggests that this is Beckett's greatest accomplishment as an artist: to document a universal struggle that allows for the birth of the mind, and to connect this struggle to the origin, and possibility of the creative act. This study integrates highly readable discussions of psychoanalytic theory, as well as clinical examples. It will be of value to scholars and readers of Beckett, and anyone interested in his place in literature and culture.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticism::DSG Literary studies: plays & playwrights
dc.subject.otherliterature
dc.subject.othertheatre
dc.subject.otherbeckett
dc.subject.otherdrama
dc.subject.otherAnxiety
dc.subject.otherEndon
dc.subject.otherEstragon
dc.subject.otherMarcel Proust
dc.subject.otherPsychic
dc.subject.otherPsychoanalysis
dc.subject.otherRage (emotion)
dc.subject.otherSamuel Beckett
dc.subject.otherSchizoid personality disorder
dc.subject.otherWaiting for Godot
dc.titleSamuel Beckett and the primacy of love
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.7228/manchester/9780719063121.001.0001
oapen.relation.isPublishedBybcb4ab08-c525-4e6c-88e5-a0cf0a175533
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameManchester University Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttp://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/
dc.dateSubmitted2010-06-01 00:00:00
dc.dateSubmitted2020-04-01T15:31:40Z


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