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Alain Badiou on Beckett – Alberto Toscano & Nina Power

on beckett alain badiou editors alberto toscano & nina power “This book is a double first – the first complete collection of all Badiou’s work on Beckett, and the first translation of this important material. Badiou presents a Beckett whose work is the work of philosophy itself – a philosophy in the full sense of the word, which works to …

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Nina Power – Stony Ground but not entirely: Beckett and the Humanities

2 December 2009 – Beckett’s relationship to what we might understand by ‘the Humanities’ is a vexed one. Beckett’s references are often classical (Dante, the Bible, Descartes), and yet he is heralded as the great forerunner of certain kinds of poststructuralist concerns regarding the death of the author, the opacity of meaning, and so on.