Beckett, bilingualism and the Bible

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  • Authors:
  • Iain Bailey


The starting point for this article is a critical consensus that biblical references are more prevalent in Beckett's English than his French writing. Through a close reading of Comédie as well as existing critical discourses on the Bible's status for Beckett, I argue that there may be more scope for a detailed attention to biblical intertextuality in Beckett's French texts than has previously been allowed.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-366
Number of pages13
JournalSamuel Beckett Today - Aujourd'hui
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012