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Les Becquets de Beckettvers Vers une édition génétique des dirnières œuvres bilingues

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Beckett's last texts can be regarded as a poetical testament, presented 'en fuite' in a similar way as Proust's description of the carafes in the Vivonne. This Proustian idea underpins the concept of an electronic genetic edition of Beckett's last texts. The presentation of Beckett's last texts within the context of their 'avant-textes' emphasizes the importance of the materiality of the manuscripts in Beckett's fugal poetics. The 'becquets' – the signs that Beckett uses in his manuscripts to indicate where he is adding an element to the body of the text – constitute an aspect of his works that emphasizes the importance of the manuscripts as a form of Beckett's presence, which deserves to be studied in counterpoint with the published versions.


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