Irony can provide a means to communication, catharsis, and freedom that a person needs in order to survive in a world of permanent chaos and oppression. Ironic Samuel Beckett offers an unorthodox look at Waiting for Godot, Endgame, and Happy Days from the perspective of irony. This analysis questions the notion the Beckett's 'theater of the absurd' is essentially circular or based on nothingness, and invites the reader to reconsider established notions about Beckett and his work.
Pol Popovic Karic, Ph.D. (Belgrade, 1962) is the founder and co-organizer of the annual international literary colloquium (CLFIL), a member of the Mexican Research Association, Honorary Consul of Serbia in Nuevo Leon, Mexico, and a freelance newspaper columnist.
Part 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Samuel Beckett's Life and Work Chapter 3 What is Irony? Chapter 4 Ironic Games in Waiting for Godot Chapter 5 Irony of Separation, Endgame Chapter 6 Creation and Cancellation of Irony in Happy Days Part 7 Conclusion