Demystifying the Mysteries in the Works of Samuel Beckett: the Religious, the Mystical, the Supernatural, the Judgement, the Psychology of Aging and the Nihilistic

  • Emery Anthony Cournand Non-affiliated at the moment

Abstract

This article is an effort to demystify the mysteries in the works of Samuel Beckett: the religious, the mystical, the supernatural, the judgement, the psychology of aging and the nihilistic. This article was originally presented as an assignment on a course about film as part of my studies for an MA in Philosophy at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad.

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Author Biography

Emery Anthony Cournand, Non-affiliated at the moment

My article 'The Journey Revisited' has been accepted for publication in the CLRI November 2014 issue. At present I am pensioner and caregiver for my mom who is bedridden with arthritis. I also teach English as a second language part-time. It is my intension to get a postgraduate diploma in this field so that I will someday have the freedom to live in any country that I choose. I also hope to continue my studies in philosophy, and also to write whenever I get the chance.

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Published
2018-02-24
How to Cite
COURNAND, Emery Anthony. Demystifying the Mysteries in the Works of Samuel Beckett: the Religious, the Mystical, the Supernatural, the Judgement, the Psychology of Aging and the Nihilistic. Contemporary Literary Review India, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 1, p. 43-67, feb. 2018. ISSN 2394-6075. Available at: <http://literaryjournal.in/index.php/clri/article/view/299>. Date accessed: 26 may 2018.
Section
Research Papers