The problem of the any-space-whatever between Deleuze's Cinema and Beckett's prose

Dowd, Garin ORCID: (2015) The problem of the any-space-whatever between Deleuze's Cinema and Beckett's prose. In: Beckett and Deleuze. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke UK, pp. 152-168. ISBN 9781137481139

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There are many points of contact between Deleuze’s spatial concepts, in their variegated forms, and the prose work of Samuel Beckett. With particular emphasis on the concept of any-space-whatever, it is shown that Beckett’s interrogation of spatiality in the work immediately following the Second World War can be seen to anticipate the very qualities of his late work which would lead Deleuze to make such extensive use of the concept in ‘The Exhausted’. For the purposes of this chapter Beckett’s novella ‘The Expelled’ is explored. In addition to the direct links between the any-space-whatever and Beckett in ‘The Exhausted’, reference is made to the two distinct but related formulations of the concept in the Cinema books.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Film and television
Construction and engineering > Built environment
Depositing User: Garin Dowd
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2015 15:32
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 07:18

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