Three Approaches to Fiction
"Beckett characteristically does hang his works on odd premises, usually philosophical ones." Hugh Kenner. Hence, the main character in Murphy is a man truly split between mind and body, like Descartes erroneously taught.
Flannery "O'Connor's stories can be seen as mirrored fictionalizations of The Waste Land." Cicero Bruce
Walker "Percy's 'diagnostic' novels can be read as variations on major themes in The Brothers Karamazov." Cicero Bruce