Beckett, Literature, and the Ethics of Alterity

  • Shane Weller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction: Literature and Alterity

    1. Shane Weller
      Pages 1-30
  3. In Other Words: On the Ethics of Translation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-32
    2. Shane Weller
      Pages 33-56
    3. Shane Weller
      Pages 57-79
  4. The Laugh of the Other: On the Ethics of Comedy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Shane Weller
      Pages 83-110
    3. Shane Weller
      Pages 111-133
  5. The Difference a Woman Makes: On the Ethics of Gender

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Shane Weller
      Pages 137-163
    3. Shane Weller
      Pages 164-191
    4. Shane Weller
      Pages 192-195
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 196-218

About this book


In Beckett, Literature and the Ethics of Alterity Weller argues through an analysis of the interrelated topics of translation, comedy, and gender that to read Beckett in this way is to miss the strangely 'anethical' nature of his work, as opposed to the notion that the literary event constitutes the affirmation of an alterity.


Beckett English literature

Authors and affiliations

  • Shane Weller
    • 1
  1. 1.School of European Culture and LanguagesUniversity of KentCanterburyUK

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