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Beckett's Dantes : intertextuality in the fiction and criticism

"Beckett's Dantes: Intertextuality in the Fiction and Criticism is the first study in English on the literary relation between Beckett and Dante. It is an innovative reading of Samuel Beckett and Dante's works and a critical engagement with contemporary theories of intertextuality." "Through a close reading of Beckett's fiction and criticism, the book will argue that Dante is both assumed as an external source of literary and cultural authority in Beckett's work, and also participates in Beckett's texts' sceptical undermining of authority. Moreover, the book demonstrates that the many references to various 'Dantes' produce 'Mr. Beckett' as the figure of the author responsible for such a remarkably interconnected oeuvre."
Print Book, English, 2005
Manchester University Press ; Distributed in the USA by Palgrave, Manchester, UK, New York, 2005
Criticism, interpretation, etc
viii, 232 pages ; 24 cm
9780719071560, 0719071569
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