On Beckett

October 30, 2020
On Beckett

This collection of Alain Badiou's essays on Samuel Beckett is adeliberate intellectual challenge to conventional Beckettscholarship. These essays trace the development of Beckett's artfrom his first works through the claustrophobic world of TheUnnameable to a final engagement with questions of Other and Love.Badiou rejects the stereotypical view of Beckett as the darkexistentialist; rather, he claims that the lesson of Beckett is oneof moderation, precision, and courage