Philosophical aesthetics and Samuel Beckett
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Published by Peter Lang in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Philosophy,
  • Criticism and interpretation,
  • Truth (Aesthetics),
  • Aesthetics

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-261) and index.

StatementAndrea Oppo
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6003.E282 Z78554 2008
The Physical Object
Pagination268 p. ;
Number of Pages268
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25091971M
ISBN 103039118242
ISBN 109783039118243
LC Control Number2008500486
OCLC/WorldCa258105081

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This book examines the role of Samuel Beckett in contemporary philosophical aesthetics, primarily through analysis of both his own essays and the various interpretations that philosophers (especially Adorno, Blanchot, Deleuze, and Badiou) have given to his works. The study centres around the fundamental question of the relationship between art and truth, where art, as a negative truth, comes. “With this book, Tim Lawrence delivers a long overdue examination of Beckett’s critical writings. Samuel Beckett’s Critical Aesthetics not only offers a sensitive, perceptive reading of these texts, but also reveals the way in which they establish an aesthetic and philosophical dialogue with Beckett. This book fits into that renaissance, but draws on a distinct, though rarely addressed, connection that Samuel Beckett's work shares with that of Maurice Blanchot and Emmanuel Levinas. It is within this philosophical context that the significance of Beckett's aesthetics of failure becomes most visible. Samuel Beckett's Critical Aesthetics Tim Lawrence This book considers how Samuel Beckett’s critical essays, dialogues and reflections drew together longstanding philosophical discourses about the nature of representation, and fostered crucial, yet overlooked, connections between these discourses and his fiction and poetry.

Book synopsis This book examines the role of Samuel Beckett in contemporary philosophical aesthetics, primarily through analysis of both his own essays and the various interpretations that philosophers (especially Adorno, Blanchot, Deleuze, and Badiou) have given to . Aesthetics, the philosophical study of beauty and taste. It is closely related to the philosophy of art, which treats the nature of art and the concepts in terms of which works of art are interpreted and evaluated. This article addresses the nature of modern aesthetics and its . To look for philosophical commitments outside Beckett’s artistic work itself would be to betray its artistic intention and so we should be unsurprised by his silence. Silence and exile, at least, Beckett learned, if not exactly from,then at least alongside,Joyce in Paris. Samuel Beckett studied languages not philosophy at Trinity. Whether dealing with erudite references, textual details, or larger philosophical concerns, this book shows fine critical judgment in examining the role sex and sexuality plays in Beckett s aesthetic thinking." - Mark Nixon, Director, Beckett International Foundation, University of Reading.

Beckett often made use of images from the visual arts and readapted them, staging them in his plays, or using them in his fiction. Anthony Uhlmann sets out to explain how an image differs from other terms, like 'metaphor' or 'representation', and, in the process, to analyse Beckett's use of images borrowed from philosophy and aesthetics. This book examines the role of Samuel Beckett in contemporary philosophical aesthetics, primarily through analysis of both his own essays and the various interpretations that philosophers (especially Adorno, Blanchot, Deleuze, and Badiou) have given to his works. This book considers how Samuel Beckett’s critical essays, dialogues and reflections drew together longstanding philosophical discourses about the nature of representation, and fostered crucial, yet overlooked, connections between these discourses and his fiction and poetry.   A study examining Beckett's thought on image in detail, outlining how Beckett draws images from philosophy and aesthetics and how he uses them in his own works. Uhlmann's reading of Beckett's aesthetic and philosophical interests achieves a revolutionary reading of the importance of image in his work. --This text refers to the hardcover cturer: Cambridge University Press.