The Body Abject: Self and Text in Jean Genet and Samuel Beckett by David Houston Jones - PDF and EPUB eBook

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This is the first sustained study of the formation of identity in the fictions of Jean Genet and Samuel Beckett. In works like...

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Details of The Body Abject: Self and Text in Jean Genet and Samuel Beckett

Exact title of the book
The Body Abject: Self and Text in Jean Genet and Samuel Beckett
Book author
David Houston Jones
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
213 pages
Language
English
Published
September 6th 2000 by Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
File size (in PDF)
852 kB
The Body Abject: Self and Text in Jean Genet and Samuel Beckett

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This is the first sustained study of the formation of identity in the fictions of Jean Genet and Samuel Beckett. In works like Beckett's prose Trilogy, or Genet's Journal du Voleur and Notre-Dame-des-Fleurs, the human is beset by social exclusion and bodily disintegration. The sense of self which arises from this predicament is bound up with the sensation of abjection, the site of both a radical oppression and a paradoxical resurgence.

Genet's and Beckett's affiliation with abjection frames questions of selfhood, body and language which continue to be posed with particular urgency in contemporary writing and theory.