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Literature of Consciousness

Samuel Becket – Subject – Negativity


Jakub Momro

The questions the writer Samuel Beckett posed in his dramas, his prose and his poetry are the central questions asked by the most outstanding thinkers of modernity. Samuel Beckett, therefore, is the central figure in this book, but he is not alone. This study is not only a precise literary analysis, but it also traces transformations in terms of subjectivity and tries to conceptualize them. It universalizes the issues that emerge from the friction between the consciousness and the world, or, in other words, from the history of the struggle between the modern subject and that which negates: death, nothingness, the absence of meaning and the deception of living.
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Chapter Two. Laughter and the Inexpressible


Chapter Two

Laughter and the Inexpressible

The Reality of the Mouth

Lips, tongue, palate. The entire speech apparatus is mercilessly material. With the use of the same organs we devour a part of the world every day in order to exist. Securing our life is possible due to our mouth and the speech is a wake after the unending funeral of the world, annihilation in the mouth.207

– Ryszard Przybylski

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