Samuel Becket – Subject – Negativity
Part Two Voice and Death
VOICE AND DEATH
la voix qui dit
d’une autre vie89
– Samuel Beckett
The short text of Maurice Blanchot dedicated to the prose work of Samuel Beckett – seen from the distance of several decades – has created a path for a number of scholars, particularly within France.90 The interpretative suggestion of Blanchot still holds out an incredible clash of coinciding of languages and the sensibility of the author and critic, as well as intriguing intuition of how to read Beckett. All of these elements should be treated as expressions of the intellectual and artistic similarity of both authors. One could directly say that on the pages of Blanchot’s essay, the two giants of twentieth century literature have met; authors exploring themes of absence, lack, void and non-existence. There is no way one would not take up the themes taken up by Blanchot and left, in a way characteristic for his work, in a state of dynamic incompletion. Who knows, however, if this incomplete statement is not one of the most impressive moments in the history of the reception of Beckett?
The categories of the voice and death mark a symptomatic sphere of Beckett’s imagination in my research. The sphere of voice is more a space of sounds with an uncertain status, around which the senses in different texts are focused, rather than a stable structure of meanings, a sphere of a variety...
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