Beckett and Authority

The Uses of Cliché

  • Authors
  • Elizabeth Barry

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Elizabeth Barry
    Pages 1-29
  3. Elizabeth Barry
    Pages 30-64
  4. Elizabeth Barry
    Pages 65-92
  5. Elizabeth Barry
    Pages 93-122
  6. Elizabeth Barry
    Pages 123-161
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 209-232

About this book


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 cliché, revealing the strategies he used to challenge intellectual and social authority in his works.


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