Title
Spatio-geographical abstraction in Samuel Becketts **Not I/Pas moi**
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Arts. Linguistics and Literature
Publication type
article
Publication
Subject
Literature
Source (journal)
English text construction
Volume/pages
1(2008) :2 , p. 267-280
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c:vabb:153594
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Samuel Becketts drafts often depart from a concrete depiction, which is then gradually compacted. A peculiar example is the textual development of Becketts play Not I/Pas moi. The recognisable Irish setting of the early Kilcool manuscripts is cut back as the writing process evolves. The French translation removes all Irish references, yielding a spatially self-enclosed text. Besides a linguistic motivation, of the writing process rather than a repetition of the written product and that the spatio-geographical aspect of the text is used to implement changes in Becketts artistic conception.
E-info
http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_articles.cgi?bookid=ETC%201%3A2&artid=115120381
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