For a final attempt to be done with ending in body and soul with Beckett.
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
- Cixous provides a fascinating celebration of the work of Samuel Beckett
- We join the author in a journey through the many plays, novels and poems of Beckett, as she praises his linguistic flair and portrayal of the banality of life
- Including many inter-textual allusions across the two languages, Cixous produces at once both a critical essay and a textual performance
- This will appeal to all those familiar with the writing of Samuel Beckett and also those who enjoy the poetic language and style of the author