PLAYING WITH DEATH IN MALONE DIES
Author: Campbell, Julie
Source: Samuel Beckett Today/Aujourd'hui, Borderless Beckett Beckett sans frontières Tokyo 2006 Edited by / Édité par Minako Okamuro Naoya Mori Bruno Clément Sjef Houppermans Angela Moorjani Anthony Uhlmann , pp. 431-439(9)
Abstract: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.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1 August 2008