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Światy wyludnione. Nadzieja i oczekiwanie w Wyludniaczu Samuela Becketta
Desolate Worlds: Hope and Waiting in Samuell Beckett’s The Lost Ones

Author(s): Marian Kisiel
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: The article offers an attempt at a Deleuzian re-reading of The Lost Ones by SamuelBeckett. Interpreting the story through the lens of the trope of “exhaustion,” theauthor offers a reading of The Lost Ones in terms of an unthinkable world. Such aperspective directs one’s attention to the figure of the narrator of the “wonderingbodies” myth, who constantly invalidates the nihilism of the presented reality. Inlight of such a reading, The Lost Ones becomes a story founded on the principle ofabsolute unresolvability, perpetually referring the reader to hope and dooming himor her to constant waiting for an outside intervention which could bring the end tothe tragic suspension of the people inhabiting the presented world.

  • Page Range: 325-335
  • Page Count: 11
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Language: Polish