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Author McTighe, Trish, author
Title The haptic aesthetic in Samuel Beckett's drama / Trish McTighe
Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
book jacket
Edition First edition
Descript 1 online resource (196 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series New Interpretations of Beckett in the Twenty-first Century
New interpretations of Beckett in the twenty-first century
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction: Haptics, aesthetics, philosophy -- Eye: failing, myopic, grainy -- Ear: full of relentless echoes -- Mouth: trying to tell it all, failing -- Skin, space, place -- On the one hand ... (the one that writes the body) -- On the other hand ... (the one that refuses to touch) -- Conclusion: Departing bodies, between doubting Thomas and noli me tangere
In their sparse and isolated spaces, Samuel Beckett's figures imagine the touch of a lost love or dream of the comfort and care that the hands of a dear one might bring. Applying philosophical writings that feature sensation, particularly touch, Trish McTighe examines how Beckett's later work for stage and screen dramatizes moments of contact between self and self, self and world, and self and other. With implications for how gender and ethics can be approached within Beckett's aesthetic, this study explores the employment of haptic imagery as an alternative to certain dominant codes of visual representation
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Link Print version: McTighe, Trish. Haptic aesthetic in Samuel Beckett's drama. First edition 9781137276988 (DLC) 2012051315 (OCoLC)827256542
Subject Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989 -- Dramatic works
Beckett, Samuel (Samuel Barclay), 1906-1989. (NL-LeOCL)068463928
Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989. fast (OCoLC)fst00035621
Self in literature
Touch in literature
Criticism and interpretation. fast (OCoLC)fst01198648
DRAMA / Continental European bisacsh
Self in literature. fast (OCoLC)fst01111462
Touch in literature. fast (OCoLC)fst01153104
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