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L’ obsolescence programmée des personnages beckettiens

Are the categories of age and even of aging, understood as involving a progression in time, as determining as all that in Beckett’s oeuvre ? After questioning the ‘aging’ hypothesis, which seems too compromised by its realist view of human becoming, I shift perspective and contemplate how Beckettian characters, young or old, are ‘without use,’ a characteristic implying a form of resistance to the world.

Affiliations: 1: Université Paris-Diderot, Département de littératures comparées


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