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Samuel Beckett and Arnold Geulincx: Tracing “a Literary Fantasia.” by David Tucker (review)

Samuel Beckett and Arnold Geulincx: Tracing “a Literary Fantasia.” by David Tucker (review) BOOK REVIEWS passions. Surely this aspect of the Gilgamesh epic deserves to be not only described but also analyzed in depth. Sydney Aboul-Hosn Pennsylvania State University Samuel Beckett and Arnold Geulincx: Tracing "a Literary Fantasia." By David Tucker. New York: Continuum, 2012. xvi + 240 pp. $110.00. One cannot speak any longer of being. One can only speak of what is in front of him . . . the mess." --Beckett to Tom Driver, 1961 In one of his most memorable and often-quoted passages, Camus says, "If I were a tree among trees, a cat among cats, this terrible longing to understand would not obsess me. I should, like the others in the natural world, be unaware of my separation from everything else in the universe. I should not suffer over my most profound wish to understand the meaning of life and more specifically of my life" (The Myth of Sisyphus, and Other Essays, trans. Justin O'Brien [New York: Vintage Press, 1961], 38). Camus associates his estrangement in the universe with his accursed reason, which torments him with the growing gap that exists between the need to comprehend the meaning of life and the failure of reason to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Comparative Literature Studies Penn State University Press

Samuel Beckett and Arnold Geulincx: Tracing “a Literary Fantasia.” by David Tucker (review)

Comparative Literature Studies , Volume 51 (1)

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BOOK REVIEWS passions. Surely this aspect of the Gilgamesh epic deserves to be not only described but also analyzed in depth. Sydney Aboul-Hosn Pennsylvania State University Samuel Beckett and Arnold Geulincx: Tracing "a Literary Fantasia." By David Tucker. New York: Continuum, 2012. xvi + 240 pp. $110.00. One cannot speak any longer of being. One can only speak of what is in front of him . . . the mess." --Beckett to Tom Driver, 1961 In one of his most memorable and often-quoted passages, Camus says, "If I were a tree among trees, a cat among cats, this terrible longing to understand would not obsess me. I should, like the others in the natural world, be unaware of my separation from everything else in the universe. I should not suffer over my most profound wish to understand the meaning of life and more specifically of my life" (The Myth of Sisyphus, and Other Essays, trans. Justin O'Brien [New York: Vintage Press, 1961], 38). Camus associates his estrangement in the universe with his accursed reason, which torments him with the growing gap that exists between the need to comprehend the meaning of life and the failure of reason to

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