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Beckett's Words: The Promise of Happiness in a Time of Mourning

David Kleinberg-Levin
Format
Book
Published
London : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2015.
Language
English
ISBN
9781474216852, 1474216854, 9781474216838, 1474216838, 9781474216869, 9781474216883
Contents
  • Prologue : Nothing...but words : words and tears
  • Part 1. No theodicy : a chance of happiness. Negative dialectics
  • In the secret of guilt : punishment as meaning
  • Political theology : old dictations, old knots
  • Ending the endings : the endgame of theodicy
  • Part 2. The Utopian idea : remembering the future in the past. Paradise : nowhere--but here!
  • Tales for children : retrieving the enchantment
  • Hope and despair in a time of mourning
  • Waiting : in the meantime
  • In the event of a new word
  • Part 3. After Hegel, Beckett's How it is : approaching justice with infinite slowness
  • Swamp : justice in the state of nature
  • The struggle for acknowledgement and recognition
  • Cruelty and kindness : humanity in question
  • The human voice : of promises and solaces
  • Redeeming words
  • Where in the world is justice?
Description
viii, 313 pages ; 25 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-307) and index.
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