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‘In the words of the poet’: <i>The Lost Ones</i>

Daniela Caselli

in Beckett’s Dantes

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print October 2009 | ISBN: 9780719071560
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719071560.003.0009
‘In the words of the poet’: The Lost Ones

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This chapter studies the issue of visibility, which is considered central to both Beckett and intertextuality. It introduces The Lost Ones, a text that alternates between claiming to be the recording of a visual experience and the creation of a fiction that is based on ‘notions’. It shows that this text uses the last lines of Dante's Comedy to question, through Dante, the very process of the construction of fictional spaces and of ways out.

Keywords: visibility; The Lost Ones; visual experience; notions; Comedy; construction process; fictional spaces

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Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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