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What is the ocean’s role in human and planetary history? How have writers, sailors, painters, scientists, historians, and philosophers from across time and space poetically envisioned the oceans and depicted human entanglements with the sea? In order to answer these questions, Søren Frank covers an impressive range of material in A Poetic History of the Oceans: Greek, Roman and Biblical texts, an Icelandic Saga, Shakespearean drama, Jens Munk’s logbook, 19th century-writers such as James Fenimore Cooper, Herman Melville, Jules Michelet, Victor Hugo, Jules Verne, Jonas Lie, and Joseph Conrad as well as their 20th and 21st century-heirs like J. G. Ballard, Jens Bjørneboe, and Siri Ranva Hjelm Jacobsen.
A Poetic History of the Oceans promotes what Frank labels an amphibian comparative literature and mobilises recent theoretical concepts and methodological developments in Blue Humanities, Blue Ecology, and New Materialism to shed new light on well-known texts and introduce readers to important, but lesser-known Scandinavian literary engagements with the sea.
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Longuement, la question de la productivité du mouvement surréaliste français sur l’œuvre de Samuel Beckett fut débattue, polarisée entre rejet et acceptation péremptoire. Cette possible influence trouve un point d’appui important dans Samuel Beckett dans les marges du surréalisme, découvrant une œuvre faite de reprises et d’emprunts de la poésie surréaliste.
Par un dépouillement attentif des archives beckettiennes incluant correspondance, cahiers préparatoires et publications en revue, Bernard-Olivier Posse propose une méthode philologique mêlant analyse littéraire et perspective sociologique propice à reconsidérer la posture auctoriale de Samuel Beckett.

The question of how influential the French surrealist movement has been on the work of Samuel Beckett has been debated for a long time but the answers were only made of peremptory oppositions : either rejection or acceptation. Samuel Beckett dans les marges du surréalisme aims to demonstrate the (ambiguous) way Beckett works with surrealist poetry by a play of quotations which are always repeated, always altered.
Based on research on Beckettian archives such as his correspondence, preparatory notes and publications in journals, this book combines literary analysis and sociological perspective in order to understand how Beckett deals with his self-representation as a writer.