Samuel Beckett Absurd Existentialist or Portrayer of Humanities Unsaid Desires? #beckett #drama

Bearing Witness to one’s own Existence In order to begin to understand Beckett’s work, we need to look at the context that surrounded his writing. Beckett emerged into a world torn apart by War, where man wondered at the meaning of life after the horrors and atrocities of Auschwitz, Nagasaki and Hiroshima. The Existentialist artist believed that art was not about teaching, but about bearing witness to one’s own existence, art’s purpose was to merely be; therefore existence was purely to exist. (Carlson, 1993, 415) Read the full article on in Illumination Curated:

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