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Negative modernism: Beckett’s poetics of pejorism and literary enactment

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The relationship between Beckett and modernism remains a much-contested issue in Beckett studies and beyond. Beckett’s place in the modernist canon has been questioned both on the grounds of periodization and style, with the term ‘late modernist’ increasingly gaining ground in the more recent scholarship. Without disputing Weller’s definition, this essay suggests a different approach by foregrounding Beckett’s trademark ‘fidelity to failure’ and his radical denial of the Leibnizian concept of...

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https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70374-9_1

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
Jesus College
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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
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Palgrave Macmillan Publisher's website
Pages:
1-18
Series:
Palgrave Studies in Modern European Literature
Host title:
Beckett and Modernism
Publication date:
2018-04-13
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9783319703749
ISSN:
2634-6478
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9783319703732
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English
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Chapter
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1120128
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pubs:1120128
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2020-07-18

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