“Trickster” – Paul RADIN

Few myths have so wide a distribution as the one, known by the name of the Trickster, which we are presenting here. For few can we so confidently assert that they belong to the oldest expressions of mankind. Few other myths have persisted with their fundamental content unchanged. The Trickster myth is found in clearly… Continue lendo “Trickster” – Paul RADIN

“Beyond the Suffering of Being: Desire in Giacomo Leopardi and Samuel Beckett” – Roberta CAUCHI-SANTORO

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree in Doctor of Philosophy, University of West Ontario, 2013 Abstract: In this dissertation, I question critical approaches that argue for Giacomo Leopardi’s and Samuel Beckett’s pessimism and nihilism. Beckett quotes Leopardi when discussing the removal of desire in his monograph Proust, a context… Continue lendo “Beyond the Suffering of Being: Desire in Giacomo Leopardi and Samuel Beckett” – Roberta CAUCHI-SANTORO