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Beckett's Atheism in Waiting for Godot and Endgame: a Proof for Absurdism

  title={Beckett's Atheism in Waiting for Godot and Endgame: a Proof for Absurdism},
  author={Ashkan Shobeiri},
This paper is about the Beckett’s two masterpieces in the world of literature which are the best samples of Beckettian absurdism, as well. In both Waiting for Godot and Endgame Beckett intends to represent the absurdity of his situation through the indeterminacy of religion. To do this, Beckett shakes the pillars of religious beliefs and certainties through using both logical argumentation and mocking them, as well. Whether he logically questions the reliability of the religion or mocks it as a… Expand
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Waiting for Godot and Endgame : Samuel Beckett
Introduction - Essays by: Mary Bryden - James Calderwood - Steven Connor - Jane Hale - Sylvie Henning - Wolfgang Iser - Andrew Kennedy - Paul Lawley - Jeffrey Nealon - Judith Roof - Gabriele Schwab -Expand
The Cambridge Introduction to Samuel Beckett
Preface 1. Beckett's life 2. Intellectual and cultural contexts 3. Plays 4. Prose 5. Beckett criticism Guide to further reading Index.
Readings on Waiting for Godot
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  • 2001
Teaching an Anti-Christian Text from a Christian Perspective: The Case of S
  • Beckett’s ‘Waiting for Godot’. Paper Presented at the International Faith and Learning Seminar. Lincoln: Union College.
  • 1993
Samuel Becket: The Complete Dramatic Works
  • London: Faber and Faber, 1986.
  • 1986