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A companion to Samuel Beckett

Author: S E Gontarski
Publisher: Chichester, U.K. ; Malden, Mass. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
Series: Blackwell companions to literature and culture, 63.
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"Taking full advantage of this recent growth in Beckett studies, and its accompanying wealth of newly released archival sources, A Companion to Samuel Beckett provides a comprehensive critical reappraisal of the literary works of Samuel Beckett. Informed by the latest theoretical debates, this important new volume features a collection of original essays by a distinguished team of leading Beckett scholars, including  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Named Person: Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S E Gontarski
ISBN: 9781405158695 1405158697
OCLC Number: 269455835
Description: xv, 424 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: A writer's homes--a writer's life / James Knowlson --
Within a budding grove : publishing Beckett in America / S.E. Gontarski --
Samuel Beckett and Waiting for Godot / Lois Gordon --
Beginning to end : publishing and producing Beckett / Barney Rosset --
A critique of aesthetic judgment : Beckett's "dissonance of ends and means" / John Pilling --
The legacy of Samuel Beckett : an anatomy / H. Porter Abbott --
Beckett and philosophy / Anthony Uhlmann --
Philosophizing with Beckett : Adorno and Badiou / Jean-Michel Rabaté --
Beckett and ethics / Shane Weller --
Beckett and Germany in the 1930s : the development of a poetics / Mark Nixon --
Samuel Beckett and science / C.J. Ackerley --
A purgatorial calculus : Beckett's mathematics in "Quad" / Brett Stevens --
Beckett and obsessional Ireland / David Pattie --
Beckett in French and English / Sinéad Mooney --
Beckett the poet / Marjorie Perloff --
The "dream" poems : poems in personae / Sean Lawlor --
Figures of script : the development of Beckett's short prose and the "aesthetic of inaudibilities" / Dirk Van Hulle --
Molloy, or life without a chambermaid / Patrick A. McCarthy --
Malone dies : postmodernist masculinity / Susan Mooney --
"The knowing non-exister" : thirteen ways of reading Texts for nothing / S.E. Gontarski and C.J. Ackerley --
What we are given to mean : Endgame / Paul Shields --
"In the old style," yet anew : Happy Days in the "afterBeckett" / William Hutchings --
Beckett's production of Waiting for Godot (Warten auf Godot) / David Bradby --
The seated figure on Beckett's stage / Enoch Brater --
Clowning with Beckett / Mary Bryden --
"Down, all going down ..." : the spiral structure of Beckett's theater / Xerxes Mehta --
Beckett on television / Graley Herren --
Staging Beckett in Spain : theater and politics / Antonia Rodríguez-Gago.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to literature and culture, 63.
Responsibility: edited by S.E. Gontarski.

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Includes a series of original essays by a team of leading Beckett scholars Informed by the latest in scholarly, critical, and theoretical debates Builds on the resurgence of Beckett scholarship  Read more...

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