Samuel Beckett | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Willie van Peer

This literature criticism consists of approximately 15 pages of analysis & critique of Samuel Beckett.
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Critical Essay by Willie van Peer

SOURCE: van Peer, Willie. “Beckett's ‘First Love’ and Cynical Philosophy.” Samuel Beckett Today 7 (1998): 407-17.

In the following essay, van Peer places “First Love” within the philosophical tradition of cynicism.

My interpretation of “First Love” forms part of a larger argument, that sees all interpretation, contrary to present-day fashionable theories, as a quest for truth, guided by specific methodological rules. There is no space to expound on this matter here, so let me restrict the issue with a reference to an article where I have developed this matter in more detail; see Van Peer (1998). As a brief illustration, however, I would like to point out one of the specific methodological rules we employ when we interpret a work. I am sure that we all follow some of...

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