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Since Beckett : contemporary writing in the wake of modernism

Author: Peter Boxall
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, ©2009.
Series: Continuum literary studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text looks at a number of writers, in different national and political contexts, tracing the way in which Beckett's writing inhabits the contemporary, while at the same time reading back through Beckett to the modernist and proto-modernist forms he inherited.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Named Person: Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Boxall
ISBN: 9780826491671 0826491677 9781441178138 1441178139
OCLC Number: 213479763
Description: xi, 233 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Since Beckett --
pt. 1. Back Roads: Beckett, Banville and Ireland --
1. Edgeworth, Bowen, Beckett, Banville: A Minor Tradition --
2. Spectrality and Eclipse: Beckett and Banville --
3. Unknown Unity: Ireland and Europe in Beckett and Banville --
pt. 2. Tune Accordingly: Beckett, Bernhard and Sebald --
4. Faint Clarity: Tuning in Beckett --
5. All Balls: Quotation and Correction in Beckett and Bernhard --
6. Quite Singular Clarity: Beckett, Bernhard, Sebald --
pt. 3. How It Ought To Be: Beckett, Globalization and Utopia --
7. From Joyce to Beckett: From National to Global --
8. Knowledge Within Bounds: Beckett, Globalization and the limits of Perception --
9. Slow Man, Dangling Man, Falling Man: Beckett in the Ruins of the Future.
Series Title: Continuum literary studies.
Responsibility: Peter Boxall.
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