Perhaps the most prescient of Beckett's early critics were the French writers Georges Bataille and Maurice Blanchot in their analyses of (respectively) Molloy and The Unnamable. In this paper I argue that the essence of the intellectual friendship that the two critics shared - one of the great tacit 'partnerships' of the last century, which has yet to be fully unravelled - can be discerned through their writings on Beckett. His novels are thus treated as a kind of 'border' across which their own ideas continue to emerge and evolve, which in turn has implications for the development of French theory.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Samuel Beckett Today - Aujourd hui|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|