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Samuel Beckett : debts and legacies : new critical essays

Author: Peter Fifield; David Addyman; Chris Ackerley
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013.
Series: Methuen drama (Series); Drama and performance studies.
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This text presents new scholarship addressing the sources, development and ongoing influence of Samuel Beckett's work. It presents 10 research essays by international scholars ranging across Beckett's work, opening up new avenues of enquiry and association for scholars, students and readers of Beckett's work.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Samuel Beckett.
London : Methuen Drama, 2013
Named Person: Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Fifield; David Addyman; Chris Ackerley
ISBN: 140818365X 9781408183656
OCLC Number: 852658232
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 244 pages).
Contents: Cover; HalfTitle; Series; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Contributors; Introduction; 1 Franco-Irish Beckett: Mercier et Camier in 1945-61; 2 'Sweet thing theology': Beckett, E.M. Cioran and the Lives of the Saints; 3 En attendant Godot: A New Philosophical Landscape; 4 Samuel Beckett: The Geometry of the Imagination; 5 'Stations of a Mourner's Cross': Beckett, Killiney, 1954; 'Die in Ireland'; 'Something is taking its course'; '. . . the only survivor of my family . . .'; 'It was I was a father to you'; '. . . sucked in by this exquisite morass . . .' '. . . Cast a cold eye . . .'6 'Close your eyes and listen to it':Embers and the Difficulties of Listening; Acknowledgements; 7 Somnambulism, Amnesia and Fugue: Beckett and (Male) Hysteria; 8 Samuel Beckett, Video Artist; 9 Sounds Worthy of the Name: Tone and Historical Feeling in Beckett's Drama; Same tone: Flatness and negation; Right tone: Matter and emotion in the theatre; Wild tone: Distress and All That Fall; 'ATOMS!' History and the holistic tone; 10 Wyndham Lewis's Pseudocouple: The Childermass as a Precursor of Waiting for Godot; Introduction: The term 'Pseudocouple' The Childermass and Waiting for GodotJameson on the Pseudocouple; Wyndham Lewis on the mechanical and the comic; The machine-age comedy of Beckett; Conclusion; Index.
Series Title: Methuen drama (Series); Drama and performance studies.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Fifield and David Addyman.

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This text presents new scholarship addressing the sources, development and ongoing influence of Samuel Beckett's work. It presents 10 research essays by international scholars ranging across Beckett's work, opening up new avenues of enquiry and association for scholars, students and readers of Beckett's work.

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Offers a judicious analysis of Lewis's generically hybrid novel of ideas and art criticism. The Year's Work in English Studies

 
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