Cover: Beckett’s Art of Mismaking, from Harvard University PressCover: Beckett’s Art of Mismaking in HARDCOVER

Beckett’s Art of Mismaking

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$40.00 • £32.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674504851

Publication Date: 01/04/2016

Text

208 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

World

  • Note on Sources and Abbreviations
  • Introduction: The Art of Mismaking
    • Artistic Character
    • By No Definition
    • Is It Difficult?, or On Riddles
    • Watt?
    • Word-Storming, or Logoclasm
    • Hic sunt leones
  • 1. First Forms to Accommodate the Mess
    • A Brief Bit of Biography
    • Balzac, Bathos, Chloroform, Clockwork
    • The Artifice of Artificiality
    • Excessive Freedom, or Drama
    • Playing God, or L’inemmerdable
    • Artificiality, or The Hatchet Is Mightier Than the Pencil
  • 2. The Will to Mismake, or Fish and Chips
    • M Is for…
    • The Issue, or Fellowship
    • The Life of the Mind
    • How Not to Read Philosophy, or Reading Schopenhauer
    • The Artist’s View
  • 3. Nature Painting
    • Landscape Painting and the Forest of Symbols
  • 4. The Alibi of a Foreign Language
    • In French and on Style
    • Pour faire remarquer moi, or The Need to Be Ill-Equipped
    • ReJoyce
    • Animism
  • 5. To Hell with All This Fucking Scenery
  • 6. No Symbols Where None Intended
    • Mud
    • The Gravity of Symbolism
    • Allegory
  • 7. The Psychopathology of Character Creation, or The Series
    • The Series
    • 2 to 3
    • Logoclasm
    • Slight Excesses of Language
    • How It Will Be
  • Conclusion: Aesthetic Pessimism
    • Critics, Bastards, Shutting Off
    • Fail Better
    • Negative Capability
    • Aesthetic Pessimism
    • How History Works
    • The Human Condition
    • Reading Kafka, or Serenity and Disaster
    • The Christmas Tree
  • Notes
  • Works Cited
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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