Beckett and Eros

Death of Humanism

  • Authors
  • Paul Davies

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Womb of the Great Mother Emptiness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Paul Davies
      Pages 23-38
    3. Paul Davies
      Pages 39-52
    4. Paul Davies
      Pages 53-71
    5. Paul Davies
      Pages 72-89
    6. Paul Davies
      Pages 90-108
  3. The Dark Stream

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Paul Davies
      Pages 111-124
    3. Paul Davies
      Pages 152-165
    4. Paul Davies
      Pages 166-178
    5. Paul Davies
      Pages 179-196
    6. Paul Davies
      Pages 197-214
    7. Paul Davies
      Pages 215-223
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 224-239

About this book


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.


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