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The Haptic Aesthetic in Samuel Beckett’s Drama

New title from Palgrave in the series New Interpretations of Beckett in the 21st Century
Trish McTighe, The Haptic Aesthetic in Samuel Beckett's Drama
From Palgrave Macmillan:

In their sparse and isolated spaces, Samuel Beckett's figures imagine the touch of a lost love or dream of the comfort and care that the hands of a dear one might bring. Applying philosophical writings that feature sensation, particularly touch, Trish McTighe examines how Beckett's later work for stage and screen dramatizes moments of contact between self and self, self and world, and self and other. With implications for how gender and ethics can be approached within Beckett's aesthetic, this study explores the employment of haptic imagery as an alternative to certain dominant codes of visual representation. [Read More]

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