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:

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This chapter discusses the recollection of both personal reminiscences and intertextual memories. It reveals that the moment of the “necessity” has been one of Beckett's major preoccupations throughout his career. Edgar Allan Poe advised the dismissmal of the necessity that prompted the act of composing, but in Beckett's case, it was the author himself who never stopped looking for the sources of this necessity.

Keywords: recollection; personal reminiscences; intertextual memories; necessity; Beckett; preoccupations; Edgar Allan Poe; composing; sources

Chapter.  14026 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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