Late Modernist Style in Samuel Beckett and Emmanuel Levinas

  • Authors
  • Peter Fifield

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Peter Fifield
      Pages 1-19
  3. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Peter Fifield
      Pages 23-40
    3. Peter Fifield
      Pages 41-67
  4. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Peter Fifield
      Pages 141-159
    3. Peter Fifield
      Pages 161-166
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 167-206

About this book


Beckett and Levinas are of central importance to critical debates about literary ethics. Rather than suggest the preservation of literary and ethical value in the wake of the WWII, this book argues that both launched a sustained attack on the principles of literature, weaving narrative, and descriptive doubt through phenomenology, prose, and drama.


Beckett Levinas literary ethic phenomenology prose drama English literature Narrative Samuel Beckett

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