John Robert Keller

in Samuel Beckett and the Primacy of Love

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print December 2002 | ISBN: 9780719063121
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781700297 | DOI:

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This introductory chapter discusses the reading of Samuel Beckett's work that centres primarily on love and the need for contact with a primary, loving other. It looks at Beckett's use of the centrality of emotional contact in his work and emphasizes the psychoanalytic features of the present study. This chapter also identifies several other features of the study and notes that it focuses on the earliest relations of the infant and mother.

Keywords: Samuel Beckett; love; loving other; emotional contact; psychoanalysis; infant-mother relations

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Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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