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Author: Joseph Anderton

’s narrator’s encounters with other living beings, particularly nonhuman animals, take on increased significance in light of his dehumanisation, primarily because the narrator’s otherness instigates a reevaluation of his place among other life forms. Indeed, his relative loss of humanity instigates a turn to

In: Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd'hui
Author: Xander Ryan

years a friendship and romance developed. With Bray living in Surrey and Beckett splitting his time between Paris and Ussy-sur-Marne, correspondence was vital to maintaining the relationship and its growth, and there are 150 extant letters from Beckett written before Bray moved to Paris in May 1961. 3

In: Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd'hui

generally, but also heralds a new thinking of life in its relation to death, a reconceptualization of the living being to its outside, to others and to its environment” (Fritsch, Lynes, and Wood, 9). That the same could be said of Beckett, of course, goes without saying, and this is exactly why the

In: Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd'hui
Author: Gregory Byala

apart,” may have been motivated by Joyce’s disdain for Lawrence. In a letter to Harriet Shaw Weaver, dated December 1931, Joyce writes as follows: “I also received a letter from a man in England who has nearly completed a long study and exegesis of this work [i.e. Lady Chatterley’s Lover ] and has

In: Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd'hui
Author: Rina Kim

teach “the principle of self-determination and the freedom of man” (Brandon, 184–185). In his article “Our Nationalist Movement in the Theatre World” (1927), Hyun claims that “by presenting a condensed and refined life” of Korean people via theatre we can empower people and cultivate individuals

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In: Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd'hui

to Franzen. Often, Franzen’s suggestions are changed into a more literal translation, for instance “la longue sonate des cadavres” (Franzen’s suggestion: “eine lange Leichenparade”) becomes “die lange Sonate der Leichen” in Beckett’s list of comments (25). Other changes are motivated on grounds of

In: Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd'hui
Author: Michael Ure

, after the rupture with Lou, entered into a definitive solitude, strolled at night in the mountains which overlook the Gulf of Genoa, and lighted immense fires, which he watched burned. I have often thought of these fires and their glow has danced behind all my intellectual life. If I have even been

In: Brill's Companion to Camus
Author: Simon Lea

absolutely affirmed (R 64–65, OC III 122–123). However, a decade and half earlier Camus, still working through Nietzsche’s ideas, finds a much more positive view of amor fati , eternal recurrence, and the übermensch . 2 Nietzsche was a constant presence in Camus’s life and his attempts to consider and

In: Brill's Companion to Camus
Author: Lindsay Haney

over to profit-motivated foster care. As he grows up, he finds that he has to some extent a preference for men and for feminine pronouns, and [s]he invests substantial energy in finding a place for herself in her hometown before moving on to London and a series of adventures, including varieties of sex

In: Patrick McCabe’s Ireland

follow that a human life in particular is not worth living. It is not about the meaning of life but about a meaningful life . Camus thinks abstractly when he writes that “the fundamental subject” of The Myth of Sisyphus is “whether life has a meaning” and that the question concerning “the meaning of

In: Brill's Companion to Camus