Endgame: Beckett's 'Ecological Thought'

Garrard, G (2012) 'Endgame: Beckett's 'Ecological Thought'.' Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd'hui, 23. pp. 383-397. ISSN 0927-3131

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Ecocriticism has tended to avoid modernist texts in favour of ones that make vivid, epiphanic reference to nature. Beckett's Endgame states, in common with some environmentalists, that “there's no more nature“ - but refuses to reveal the dimensions of its absence. Reread as a precursor to ecocriticism, it is paradoxically the perfect play for the era of anxiety about climate change, which eludes both sensory apprehension and generic representation.

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Divisions: School of Writing, Publishing and the Humanities
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2013 10:23
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 19:46
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