Beckett and Eros: Death of Humanism

October 30, 2020
Beckett and Eros: Death of Humanism

The decade since Beckett's death has seen new interests in theerotic sweeping through our culture, acting in uneasy counterpointto its established humanistic infrastructure and opening newquestions about the significance of sexuality. Surprisingly or not,Beckett has startling further light to throw on the eroticphenomenon variously but insistently recognised in our time. Thisbook is the first to propose a 'mythopoetics of sex' with which toexplore Beckett's work as a whole.