Belacqua does not observe ‘the rule of the road’
in Beckett’s Dantes
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This chapter discusses questions about the possibility of textual stability. It shows that Belacqua, the protagonist of Dream of Fair to Middling Women, is a character and his own critique. It takes note of his artificiality and the process of his fabrication that are constantly foregrounded. This chapter shows that instead of explaining the quirks of Belacqua Shuah, Dante's Belacqua adds to his literariness while taking away from his realism.

Beckett’s Dantes

Intertextuality in the fiction and criticism


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