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Beckett and Authority

The Uses of Cliche

Beckett and Authority( )
Author: Barry, Elizabeth
Publication Date:Jan 2006
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $105.00
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Gilles Deleuze observed in Difference and Repetition that 'the worst literature produces sottisiers, while the best (Flaubert, Baudelaire, Bloy) is haunted by the problem of stupidity'. The current book situates Beckett in a philosophical and literary tradition that has argued for the creative value of stupidity or betise a key concept in the thinking of philosophers such as Wittgenstein and Deleuze, and central to the practice of writers such as Flaubert, Baudelaire, and Joyce. By way...
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