This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on the key concepts discussed in the preceding chapters of this book. The book explores the differences between Marcel Proust, Samuel Beckett, and Louise Bourgeois. It focuses on the differences between the media and genres involved: Proust's use of the novel form, Beckett's use of different literary genres, and Bourgeois's use of multiple artistic techniques in two and three dimensions. The book shows the contrasting ways in which Bourgeois, Proust, and Beckett present the idea of using personal experience to create art and literature, a concept which the first two appear to welcome but which Beckett seems to reject. It sets up an encounter with Beckett, Bourgeois, and Proust's works in their individuality, and in their dialogue with each other. Beckett, Proust, and Bourgeois reveal paradoxes at the heart of the familiar. Their portrayals of and allusions to childhood assert their independence from existing philosophical, psychoanalytical and social theories of childhood.