Zero's Neighbour: Sam Beckett
August 2010, Polity
For a final attempt to be done with ending in body and soul with Beckett.
Translated by Laurent Milesi
Review of Contemporary Fiction
"A fascinating meditation by one wordsmith on another: Cixous's text reflects not only on Beckett and her relations to his work but also on the very nature of translation itself."
"'Precious little,' quotes Cixous from Beckett, finding the precise intersection between her own expansive, luscious prose and Beckett's stark and hilarious minimalism. Zero's Neighbour is a fascinating and fantastic confrontation between two very different, equally admirable, proponents of the art of living one's writing out of the certainty of nothing."
Geoffrey Bennington, Emory University
"This book promises to become as influential in Beckett studies as its author's writings on Joyce proved to be for Joyce studies. A work of poetry as much as of criticism by one great writer on another, this text will be of interest to anyone concerned with questioning the literary experience."
Mairéad Hanrahan, University College London