Abysmal Games in the Novels of Samuel Beckett

Abysmal Games in the Novels of Samuel Beckett

168 pp., 6 x 9, notes, bibl

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-9223-7
    Published: January 1982

North Carolina Studies in the Romance Languages and Literatures

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Divided into two parts, the author’s analytical text considers the games of Beckett’s narrative repetition and thematic reduplication. The essay investigates how Beckett’s novels undermine textual linearity and the myths of self-transparency, subverting the order of discourse through intricate strategies of wordplay and narrative technique.