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samuel beckett and geulincx

Samuel Beckett and the Philosophical Image (Hardcover)
by Anthony Uhlmann

Cambridge University Press 2006

Description: Beckett often made use of images from the visual arts and readapted them, staging them in his plays, or using them in his fiction. Anthony Uhlmann sets out to explain how an image differs from other terms, like 'metaphor' or 'representation', and, in the process, to analyse Beckett's use of images borrowed from philosophy and aesthetics. This is the first study to carefully examine Beckett's thoughts on the image in his literary works and his extensive notes to the philosopher Arnold Geulincx.


More information about Beckett and Geulincx is planned.

Here is a select bibliography:

  • Ruby Cohn "A Note on Beckett, Dante, and Geulincx" Comparative Literature, Vol. 12, No. 1 (Winter, 1960), pp. 93-94
  • Anthony Uhlmann "A Fragment of a Vitagraph": Hiding and Revealing in Beckett, Geulincx, and Descartes Samuel Beckett Today/Aujourd'hui, AFTER BECKETT / D’APRES BECKETT edited by Anthony Uhlmann, Sjef Houppermans, Bruno Clement, pp. 341-356(16)