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Beckett’s Dantes: Intertextuality in the Fiction and Criticism

Daniela Caselli


This is a study on the literary relation between Beckett and Dante. It is a reading of Samuel Beckett and Dante's works and a critical engagement with contemporary theories of intertextuality. The book gives a reading of Beckett's work, detecting previously unknown quotations, allusions to, and parodies of Dante in Beckett's fiction and criticism. It is aimed at the scholarly communities interested in literatures in English, literary and critical theory, comparative literature and theory, French literature and theory and Italian studies.

Keywords: Samuel Beckett, Dante, intertextuality, comparative literature, French literature, Italian studies, twentieth-century writers, medieval author, Western canon, literary relation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780719071560
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719071560.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniela Caselli, author