Samuel Beckett’s Geological Imagination
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Author: Mark Byron | PAge: 86 | Year: 2020
Samuel Beckett’s Geological Imagination addresses the ubiquity of earthy objects in Beckett’s prose, drama and poetry, exploring how mineral and archaeological objects bear upon the themes, narrative locus, and sensibilities of Beckett’s texts in surprisingly varied ways. By deploying figures of ruination and excavation with etymological self-awareness, Beckett’s late prose narratives – Company, Ill Seen Ill Said, and Worstward Ho – comprise a late-career meditation on the stratigraphic layerings of language and memory over an extended writing career. These layers comprise an embodied record of writing in their allusions to literary history and to Beckett’s own oeuvre.
Category:British & Irish Literary Criticism, British & Irish Literary Criticism, Two-Hour Literature & Fiction Short Reads