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Aesthetics of Negativity$
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William S. Allen

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780823269280

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823269280.001.0001

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Echo Location

Echo Location

Beckett’s Comment c’est

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Aesthetics of Negativity

William S. Allen

Fordham University Press

>Beckett’s Comment c’est is a text whose formal and material stringency takes to an extreme the implications exposed in the works of Blanchot and Adorno. For in this work, the autonomy of the text becomes apparent as the means of its critique: its ability to deploy a thinking of language that is critical but that remains resolutely secular and material, and thus conveys its own knowledge and experience. In doing so, the work thereby demonstrates that it is a thing in the world alongside other things but that it is yet able to engage with them critically.

Keywords:   autonomy, critique, form, materiality

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