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After the Final No Samuel Beckett's Trilogy
978-1-61149-182-1 • Hardback
May 1999 • $70.00 • (£44.95)
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Pages: 175
Size: 6 3/4 x 9 3/4
By Thomas Cousineau
Literary Criticism | Reference
University Press Copublishing Division | University of Delaware
This study explores the dialectic of destruction and renewal in the work that Samuel Beckett regarded as his masterpiece: the trilogy of novels he wrote after World War II. It interprets the trilogy as presenting a subversive critique of the three idols: mother, father, and self to which humanity has looked for protection and guidance throughout history.
Thomas Cousineau is Professor of English at Washington College in Maryland.