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Samuel Beckett : a biography

Author: Deirdre Bair
Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, ©1978.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bair, Deirdre.
Samuel Beckett.
New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, c1978
(OCoLC)557949185
Named Person: Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deirdre Bair
ISBN: 0151792569 9780151792566
OCLC Number: 3540366
Description: xiv, 736 p., [12] leaves of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1906-23: "You might say I had a happy childhood . . ." --
1923-28: "Continuous amazement at the stranger in their midst" --
1928-29: "The splendidly mad Irishman" --
1929-30: "A young man with the itch to make and nothing to say" --
1930-1931: ". . . lost the best" --
1931-32: "I'll be here till I die, creeping along genteel roads on a stranger's bike" --
1933: ". . . my father died when I was a boy, otherwise . . ." --
1934: "Depressed . . . in a confused state" --
1935: "Time to pull the plug on London" --
Murphy: "Who is this Murphy. . . . Is he, has he, anything at all?" --
1935-38: "I am deteriorating now very rapidly" --
1938-39: "No matter how things go, I shall stay here" --
1939-42: "On the trot" --
1942-45: "No symbols where none intended" --
1946-48: "The siege in the room" --
Waiting for Godot: "A marvelous, liberating diversion" --
1949-50: "All very fine, but the voice is failing" --
1951-53: "Now that we are embarked on a dirty business . . ." --
1953-54: "I can't go on and I can't get back" --
1955-57: "Nothing is funnier than unhappiness" --
1958-60: "Perhaps my best years are gone. . . . But I wouldn't want them back. Now with the fire in me now" --
1961-62: "Back to the battle, lights and voices" --
1963-65: "I shall have to go to New York . . ." --
1966-69: "Quel catastrophe!" --
1969-73: "Un inconnu célèbre" --
1973-: "A stain upon the silence".
Responsibility: Deirdre Bair.

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