Beckett's Faint Cries: Leibniz's in and

In: Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd'hui
Naoya Mori
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This essay explores “the faint cries” in and in light of Leibniz's . I have argued elsewhere how consistently and systematically Beckett uses the Leibnizian 'little perceptions' in the movements of his characters. I consider that the mysterious faint sounds and cries can also be elucidated using the same principle. Furthermore, the inaudible voices and the imperceptible changes in Beckett's work reveal that they bear not only physical and psychological but also metaphysical attributes.

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