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Beckett’s DantesIntertextuality in the Fiction and Criticism$
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Daniela Caselli

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780719071560

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719071560.001.0001

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‘In the words of the poet’: The Lost Ones

‘In the words of the poet’: The Lost Ones

(p.183) 8 ‘In the words of the poet’: The Lost Ones
Beckett’s Dantes

Daniela Caselli

Manchester University Press

This chapter studies the issue of visibility, which is considered central to both Beckett and intertextuality. It introduces The Lost Ones, a text that alternates between claiming to be the recording of a visual experience and the creation of a fiction that is based on ‘notions’. It shows that this text uses the last lines of Dante's Comedy to question, through Dante, the very process of the construction of fictional spaces and of ways out.

Keywords:   visibility, The Lost Ones, visual experience, notions, Comedy, construction process, fictional spaces

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