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Beckett Beyond the Normal$
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Seán Kennedy

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781474460460

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460460.001.0001

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Beckett, Evangelicalism and the Biopolitics of Famine

Beckett, Evangelicalism and the Biopolitics of Famine

(p.62) Chapter 4 Beckett, Evangelicalism and the Biopolitics of Famine
Beckett Beyond the Normal

Seán Kennedy

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter responds to James McNaughton’s reading of Endgame and Watt in light of the food politics of Hitler and Stalin. It recovers the significance to both works of the biopolitics of English relief efforts during the Irish Famine. It suggests that Beckett’s interest in Ireland’s limit event was shaped by his sense of complicity in British colonial atrocity by way of his family’s evangelical heritage.

Keywords:   Beckett, Biopolitics, Endgame, Evangelicalism, Famine, Ireland, McNaughton

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