"This collection of Alain Badiou's essays on Samuel Beckett is a deliberate intellectual challenge to conventional Beckett scholarship. These essays trace the development of Beckett's art—from his first works through the claustrophobic world of The Unnameable to a final engagement with questions of Other and Love. Badiou rejects the stereotypical view of Beckett as the dark existentialist; rather, he claims that the lesson of Beckett is one of moderation, precision, and courage."
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Alain Badiou teaches philosophy at the University of Vincennes-Saint-Denis. He is the author of Deleuze: The Clamour of Being, An Essay on the Understanding of Evil, and Manifesto for Philosophy.
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