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Beckett and Authority

The Uses of Cliche



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Beckett and Authority by Elizabeth Barry
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This new book situates Beckett in a philosophical and literary tradition that has argued for the creative value of stupidity, a key concept in the thinking of philosophers such as Wittgenstein. It investigates the relationship between verbal cliche, revealing the strategies he used to challenge intellectual and social authority in his works.

Author Biography

ELIZABETH BARRY is a Lecturer in English at the University of Warwick, UK.
Release date NZ
November 3rd, 2006
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
X, 232 p.
Palgrave Macmillan
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