Title

The Word of Politics/Politics of the Word: Immanence and Transdescendence in Sean O'Casey and Samuel Beckett

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Sandra Wynands, Zayed University

Document Type

Book Chapter

Source of Publication

A Companion to Irish Literature

Publication Date

3-22-2012

Abstract

This chapter contains sections titled: References and Further Reading References and Further Reading

ISBN

9781405188098

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell

Volume

2

First Page

113

Last Page

128

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities

Keywords

Beckett's oeuvre, the "Up the Republic!" - in Malone meurt/Malone Dies, Beckett's work, confrontation process of radical contestation - meeting its Other, an Outside-that which continuously evades any meaning, Catastrophe, politically outspoken - The Unnamable and Not I, sharing sense of urgency in a different tonality, Developments in genre and representation after 1930, O'Casey language, sign of belonging to a community - Gaelicized his name from Shawn Casey to Sean O'Casey, discovering Gaelic heritage and cause of Irish independence, O'Casey, caught up in discursive concepts - to be the very sign of political activism, O'Casey, using drama to communicateills of social circumstances - mobilizing audience to change them, Process, one of reification - within discursive language, idealist Beckett, considering any discursive strategy an avoidance of the root problem, Sean O'Casey and Samuel Beckett - enabling two fundamentally different people to meet, Word of politics/politics of word - immanence and transdescendence - in Sean O'Casey and Samuel Beckett

Scopus ID

84885521645

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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