1st Edition

Gadda and Beckett: Storytelling, Subjectivity and Fracture




ISBN 9781907975998
Published July 31, 2014 by Routledge
176 Pages

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Book Description

This book contests the position of 'insularity' frequently ascribed to Carlo Emilio Gadda and Samuel Beckett by critical consensus, situating these two contemporary authors at the heart of the debate of late European modernism, and rethinks some of Gadda's plurilingual and macaronic features.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. L'anello che non tiene': Gaps and Incoherence in Gadda's and Beckett's Poetics 2. In Pursuit of a 'Literature of the Unword': Narrative and Linguistic Subversion 3. Back in the Caul': Matricide and Uterine Spaces 4. Conclusion

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