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Introduction

Dirk Van Hulle

in Manuscript Genetics, Joyce's Know-How, Beckett's Nohow

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print March 2008 | ISBN: 9780813032009
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039657 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813032009.003.0001
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This introductory chapter discusses manuscripts, manuscript research, and genetic criticism. It states that the focal point of genetic criticism is the process of writing, and that the aim of this book is to demonstrate that the composition process is an integral part of what the works of James Joyce and Samuel Beckett convey. It also looks at the differences between the works of Beckett and Joyce, and provides a brief description of the rest of the book's chapters.

Keywords: manuscripts; manuscript research; genetic criticism; process of writing; composition process; James Joyce; Samuel Beckett; differences

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Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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