Samuel Beckett | Critical Essay by J. D. O'hara

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Samuel Beckett.
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"Company" reports on a life from the inside; it is striking evidence of the primacy of mind over matter in the heavily documented world of modern literature.

Early in his career Beckett announced that a writer's task is excavatory, his goal "the ideal core of the onion" (without tears). Many of his fictional characters, turning their attention inward, hear voices in their heads. One character even tells us: "I began to think, that is to say to listen harder." "Company" continues this excavation. We listen as a speechless man is told the story of his life by a voice. Though speechless, the man is able to imagine his situation, alone in the dark and hearing a voice that tells him stories and insists that they are about him. This act of imagining soon becomes a third being who is creating the voice...

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