Anthony Uhlmann offers a reading of Beckett in the light of recent French philosophy, particularly the work of Foucault, Deleuze and Guattari, Levinas, and Derrida. Beckett and Post-Structuralism is a work of literary criticism that is also an intellectual history of the relationship between Beckett's texts and their French philosophical and cultural context. Uhlmann explores the overlap between Beckett's aesthetic and philosophy, emphasising how post-war French philosophy was powerfully affected by Beckett's work. This book addresses a wide range of issues in contemporary philosophy and literary theory.
About the Author
Anthony Uhlmann is Professor of Literature and Director of the Writing and Society Research Centre at the University of Western Sydney. He is the author of a number of books on Samuel Beckett including Beckett and Poststructuralism (1999) and Samuel Beckett and the Philosophical Image (2006).