Farewell to the old lutist

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:
Farewell to the old lutist

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This concluding chapter discusses the figure of Dante that can be found in Beckett. It demonstrates the way Dante continually changes the Beckett oeuvre and presents a destabilising view of Dante and an understanding of the Dante intertexts as part of a larger economy of gain and loss. A brief summary of the texts that were studied in the previous chapters is also included.

Keywords: figure of Dante; Beckett oeuvre; destabilising view; Dante intertexts; gain and loss

Chapter.  2479 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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