Use this URL to cite or link to this record in EThOS: http://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?uin=uk.bl.ethos.463051
Title: Habit and spontaneity in Samuel Beckett's English fictions
Author: Leith, Linda J.
Awarding Body: Queen Mary, University of London
Current Institution: Queen Mary, University of London
Date of Award: 1976
Availability of Full Text:
Access from EThOS:
Access from Institution:
Abstract:
In this study I will be analysing the way in which the contraries that Beckett calls habit and spontaneity are used in the fictions he wrote in English. In his discursive writings Beckett comments on human experience generally and on the experience of artists particularly in terms of these contraries. I will show that they can be seen as applicable to the people who populate Beckett's early fictions, and thus as illuminating the meaning of those fictions.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.463051  DOI: Not available
Keywords: English Literature
Share: