God, The Quest, The Hero

Thematic Structures in Beckett's Fiction

By Laura Barge

God, The Quest, The Hero

352 pp., 6 x 9, notes, bibl., index

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-9235-0
    Published: January 1988

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In her exploration of the quest for God in Beckett's fiction, Barge discloses a powerful substratum of thematic and narrative movements underlying the rhetoric of Beckett's texts. By studying examples of myth-making structures in representative selections of the fiction, she reveals their profundity and centrality to the whole of Beckett's visionary thought and art. Selections range from Assumption to Company, with attention focused both on the texts and on the criticism concerning them.