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Beckett and French Theory

The Narration of Transgression

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Eric Migernier

Samuel Beckett’s works have spawned a great variety of critical – sometimes contradictory – interpretations, most recently ones stemming from postmodern theories of literature. In keeping with this trend, this book probes the relationship between Beckett’s fiction and the work of a number of contemporary French thinkers, such as Maurice Blanchot and Gilles Deleuze, which demonstrates how concepts such as «the thought of the outside» and «the simulacrum» also generate Beckett’s transgressive narrative. Beckett and French Theory provides valuable new knowledge and understanding to teachers and students of both Beckett’s fiction and recent French critical theory.