Conclusion: Endlessnessnessness

Sara Crangle

in Prosaic Desires

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780748640850
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651955 | DOI:
Conclusion: Endlessnessnessness

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This concluding chapter discusses Samuel Beckett and reviews the concepts that were discussed in the previous chapters, showing that Beckett connects waiting with violence, and that he centralises everyday longings. It studies his views on the concepts of risibility, otherness and boredom, as well as his appreciation of the longing created by unknowability. The discussion then shifts to desire and its connections with the works of Woolf, Stein, Levinas and Joyce, also considering the concept of ‘Lessness’.

Chapter.  8023 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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