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Think, Pig!: Beckett at the Limit of the Human

Jean-Michel Rabaté


This book offers a new interpretation of the links between literature, ethics, and philosophy in Beckett’s works. It surveys the entire corpus with a focus on the post-war period, when Beckett found a wider audience and broke from his mentors Joyce and Proust. Beckett’s decision to write in French, and his subsequent bilingualism, were no accidents but followed a program placing him among post-war writers who rejected Sartre and developed a “writing degree zero” as offering a post-Holocaust literary expression. Two philosophers examined in this historical context are Adorno and Badiou. If they ... More

Keywords: animal studies, comedy, comparative literature, ethics and literature, minimalism, philosophy and literature, post-human studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780823270859
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823270859.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jean-Michel Rabaté, author
University of Pennsylvania