Inhuman Habitations

Samuel Beckett’s Imagination Dead Imagine and All Strange Away

In: Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd'hui
James Little Charles University Czech Republic Prague

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Taking as its starting point the proposition that Beckett’s closed spaces need a body in order to “go on,” this article examines the “production of space” in the confined habitations of Imagination Dead Imagine and All Strange Away. I use evidence from the “Fancy Dead Dying” Notebook to argue that the concept of “the human” remains central to Beckett’s production of closed space in All Strange Away. My conclusion highlights the importance of gender politics in the text’s production of space.

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