Author: Alain Badiou
Publisher: Clinamen Press
Category: Philosophy in literature
This book is a double first - the first collection together of all of Badiou's work on Beckett, and the first translation of this important material. Badiou presents a Beckett whose work is the work of philosophy itself - a philosophy in the full sense of the word, which works to reduce experience to its essential determinations. These essays together furnish a meditation on the developments of Beckett's ideas, always philosophically allusive, from first works through The Unnameable (a solipsist impasse, claims Badiou, from which it would take Beckett ten years to escape), to a final engagement with questions of the Other and Love.