"Splendid little pictures" : Leibnizian terminology in the works of Samuel Beckett and Carlo Emilio Gadda
Wehling-Giorgi, Katrin. (2010) "Splendid little pictures" : Leibnizian terminology in the works of Samuel Beckett and Carlo Emilio Gadda. Samuel Beckett Today/Aujourd'hui, Vol.22 . pp. 341-354. ISSN 0927-3131Full text not available from this repository.
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Monadic spaces inhabit a significant number of both Beckett's and Gadda's narrative spaces. The refashioning and distortion of the Leibnizian concept of the monad in their oeuvres brings to light some essential features of both authors' critique of the traditional, unitary notion of the self. Indeed, the divergences which transpire in the reinterpretation of the rationalist concept of individual substance reveal a fascinating parallel relating to the fragmentation of subjectivity in both authors' writings. In this context, particular attention will be given to Gadda's early theoretical and fictional writings and Beckett's fiction up to the French Trilogy.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)|
|Divisions:||Other > Institute of Advanced Study
Faculty of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Italian
|Journal or Publication Title:||Samuel Beckett Today/Aujourd'hui|
|Publisher:||Editions Rodopi B.V.|
|Official Date:||1 October 2010|
|Number of Pages:||14|
|Page Range:||pp. 341-354|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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