"Beckett feedback has been vastly better, and infrequently chastened, by way of genetic scholarship, as this anthology... attests."--Andre Furlani, Modernism/Modernity
"This selection of essays... represents the main accomplished research of Beckett's courting to philosophy in print, how philosophical concerns, conundrums, and subject matters play out amid narrative intricacies. the amount is therefore either an astonishingly finished evaluate and a chain of specified readings of the intersection among philosophical texts and Samuel Beckett's oeuvre, provided by way of a plurality of voices and bookended through an ancient creation and a thematic conclusion."--S. E. Gontarski, magazine of Beckett Studies
"Helps us to contemplate not just how Beckett made use of philosophy yet how his personal inspiration can be understood philosophically."--Anthony Uhlmann, college of Western Sydney
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Vico appears on the first page of Finnegans Wake (“by a commodius vicus of recirculation”) as does Dublin, Laurens County, Georgia, located on the Oconee River, founded by a Dubliner, Peter Sawyer (“topsawyer’s rocks by the stream Oconee exaggerated themselse to Laurens County’s gorgios while they went doublin their mumper all the time”). , Vico and Joyce (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1987). Letter to Harriet Shaw Weaver, 15 November 1926, in Letters of James Joyce, vol. 1, ed.
In this regard, see also Hugh Kenner, Dublin’s Joyce (New York: Columbia University Press, 1987; 1956), chap. 18. : Syracuse University Press, 1969) also consistently calls the reader’s attention to the places where Vico appears in the Wake. Donald Phillip Verene 55 busy for a long time)10 populating the Joyce industry in departments of English throughout the Anglo-American world publish works that approach Joyce from every conceivable angle except through his connections to Vico. One impediment is that barely any of them can approach Vico in the original Italian, as Joyce did and as Beckett did, although today they might consider reading the excellent full English translation of the New Science of Bergin and Fisch.
To this end, it is hoped that the chapters comprising Beckett/Philosophy will illuminate many of these philosophical engagements, in the 1930s and beyond. ”28 In quite another view, instead, perhaps the tracks of literature and philosophy run in tandem through Beckett’s art, as Lance St. John Butler influentially argued long ago. 29 27 28 29 Samuel Beckett, “Assumption”, in The Complete Short Prose, 1929–1989 (New York: Grove Press, 1995), 3. John Calder, The Philosophy of Samuel Beckett (London: Calder, 2002), 1.