Science and Modern Literature Drama - Essay


(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)

Gordon Armstrong

SOURCE: "Cultural Politics and the Irish Theatre: Samuel Beckett and the New Biology," in Theatre Research International, Vol. 18, No. 3, Autumn, 1993, pp. 215-21.

[In the following essay, Armstrong discusses the influence of Erwin Schrodinger's theory of quantum biology on the dramas of Samuel Beckett.]

Sweat and mirror notwithstanding they might well pass for inanimate but for the left eyes which at incalculable intervals suddenly open wide and gaze in unblinking exposure long beyond what is humanly possible.

Samuel Beckett, Imagination Dead Imagine,


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