"Beckett criticism has been greatly enhanced, and sometimes chastened, by genetic scholarship, as this anthology... attests."—Andre Furlani, Modernism/Modernity
"This collection of essays... represents the most comprehensive analysis of Beckett's relationship to philosophy in print, how philosophical issues, conundrums, and themes play out amid narrative intricacies. The volume is thus both an astonishingly comprehensive overview and a series of detailed readings of the intersection between philosophical texts and Samuel Beckett's oeuvre, offered by a plurality of voices and bookended by an historical introduction and a thematic conclusion."—S. E. Gontarski,Journal of Beckett Studies
"Helps us to consider not only how Beckett made use of philosophy but how his own thought might be understood philosophically."—Anthony Uhlmann, University of Western Sydney
Matthew Feldman is professor in the modern history of ideas at Teesside University.
Karim Mamdani is an independent scholar residing in North America and Europe.