Beckett and Deleuze: Tragic Thinkers

Ruben Borg*

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This essay reappropriates a question Deleuze asked of Kant, in order to ask it again of Beckett: ‘The Northern Prince says “time is out of joint”.1 Can it be that the Northern philosopher says the same thing: that he should be Hamletian because he is Oedipal?’ (Deleuze, 1994, p. 88); by the same token, can it be that Beckett’s writing is Deleuzian because it is mock-Oedipal?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDeleuze and Beckett
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781137481146
ISBN (Print)9781349558100
StatePublished - 12 Jan 2016


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