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The Mirror and the Lamp in Beckett’s Environmental Vision


The paper deals with an interweaving of five stories of Samuel Beckett and the way environment matters are viewed in today’s time. The approach’s main concern is to realize to what an extent he perceived his environment as a better link with his origins, as a better definiton of his personality. Thus, I have referred to other studies, especiallly less known writings about his art to argue more convincingly about the main key ideas of the presented literary excerpts. The presented solutions are to be taken as a conclusion to the presented literary and critical apparatus, whence the living conditions and the problems our environment deals with are to a certain extent different than in Beckett’s time.
Keywords: Mirror, lamp, environment, debris, culture, ecosystem


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