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Playing with death in Malone Dies

Playing with death in Malone Dies
Playing with death in Malone Dies
The focus of this discussion of Beckett and play will be on D. W. Winnicott's theories of childhood play and his contention that play continues as creative activity in adult life. I will be relating his ideas to Wolfgang Iser's theories on reader response. This will lead to a consideration of Malone at play, in the roles of narrator, creator and protagonist in Malone Dies, and the ways in which playing involves the reader, not only in the creative activity he describes, but also in the experience of his dying.
0927-3131
431-439
Campbell, Julie
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Campbell, Julie
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Campbell, Julie (2008) Playing with death in Malone Dies. [in special issue: Borderless Beckett Beckett Sans Frontières Tokyo 2006] Samuel Beckett Today/Aujourd'hui, 19, 431-439.

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The focus of this discussion of Beckett and play will be on D. W. Winnicott's theories of childhood play and his contention that play continues as creative activity in adult life. I will be relating his ideas to Wolfgang Iser's theories on reader response. This will lead to a consideration of Malone at play, in the roles of narrator, creator and protagonist in Malone Dies, and the ways in which playing involves the reader, not only in the creative activity he describes, but also in the experience of his dying.

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Published date: 1 August 2008
Additional Information: ISBN 978-90-420-2393-2

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Local EPrints ID: 152885
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/152885
ISSN: 0927-3131
PURE UUID: b27b94bb-0970-4e71-be6f-d138dde57a35

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Date deposited: 17 May 2010 14:06
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:53

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