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Beckett and Eros : Death of Humanism - Paul Davies

Beckett and Eros

Death of Humanism

Hardcover Published: 19th September 2000
ISBN: 9780333681626
Number Of Pages: 239

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The decade since Beckett's death has seen new interests in the erotic sweeping through our culture, acting in uneasy counterpoint to its established humanistic infrastructure and opening new questions about the significance of sexuality. Surprisingly or not, Beckett has startling further light to throw on the erotic phenomenon variously but insistently recognised in our time. This book is the first to propose a 'mythopoetics of sex' with which to explore Beckett's work as a whole.

Prefacep. vi
Acknowledgementsp. viii
Note on Texts and Referencesp. ix
Womb of the Great Mother Emptiness: Mythopoetic Contexts for Beckett
Beckett and Eros: Mentioning the Unmentionablep. 3
On Mythographic Readingp. 23
Elysium of the Rooflessp. 39
Beckett, the Heart Sutra, and dzogchenp. 53
On the Descent of the Soulp. 72
Complete Beingp. 90
The Dark Stream: Beckett's Mythologies of Eros
What it is their Humanity Stiflesp. 111
After the Second Crisis: Entering the Cylinderp. 125
Krapp's Tapes and the Myth of Recurrencep. 143
Mrs Rooney at the Mouth of Creationp. 152
Care and Punishp. 166
Madness of the Normp. 179
Open Sky Mindp. 197
That Unheeded Neitherp. 215
Notesp. 224
Bibliographyp. 234
Indexp. 237
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ISBN: 9780333681626
ISBN-10: 0333681622
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 239
Published: 19th September 2000
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1