“Brown shows expertly how Beckett states once and for all a fundamental irrationality that will be the foundation for his entire œuvre […].
A remarkable book.”—Jean-Michel Rabaté, PhD, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of Pennsylvania
“Llewellyn Brown's study Beckett, Lacan and the Voice, unlike many ventures that throw out the baby the better to scrutinise the post-Modernist bathwater, recognises the centrality of the voice in Beckett's creation ('I hear, therefore I am'); but, equally, the way that the voice involves a jouissance that borders on the real.”—Chris Ackerley, PhD, Professor at the Department of English and Linguistics at the University of Otago
“In this enthralling book, Llewellyn Brown achieves the formidable task of opening up a genuine conversation between Beckettian and Lacanian voices.”—Dr Luke Thurston, Senior Lecturer in Modern Literature at Aberystwyth University
"[...] the first convincing Lacanian interpretation of Beckett. The handling of Beckett’s bilingual oeuvre with the combination of the best of both French and English readings of Lacan and Beckett gives it an impressive sweep. It is also a landmark study for extending the Lacanian category of the voice into the literary domain."—Arka Chattopadyhay, lineofbeauty.org, 9 (2016)
"[…] an essay whose argumentative clarity accompanies the reader along a path of listening—that is both demanding and stimulating—to the many voices at work in Beckett."—Stefano Genetti, Studi francesi, 182, LXI/II, 2017