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Knowlson, James

Overview
Works: 67 works in 254 publications in 6 languages and 6,968 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Art  Portraits  Pictorial works  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Manuscripts  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Editor, Other, Interviewer, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6003.E282, 848.91409
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Publications about James Knowlson
Publications by James Knowlson
Most widely held works about James Knowlson
 
Most widely held works by James Knowlson
Damned to fame : the life of Samuel Beckett by James Knowlson( Book )
29 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 1,801 libraries worldwide
Damned to Fame follows the reclusive literary giant's life from his birth in Foxrock, a rural suburb of Dublin, in 1906 to his death in Paris in 1989. Knowlson re-creates Beckett's early years as a struggling author in Paris, his travels through Germany in 1936-37 as the Nazis were consolidating their power, his service in the French Resistance during World War II, and the years of literary fame and financial success that followed the first performance of his controversial Waiting for Godot (1953). Paris between the wars was a city vibrant with experimentation, both in the arts and in personal lifestyle, and Knowlson introduces us to the writers and painters who, along with the young Beckett, populated this bohemian community. Most notable was James Joyce, a fellow Irishman who became Beckett's friend and mentor and influenced him to devote his life to writing. We also meet the women in Beckett's life - his domineering mother, May; his cousin Peggy Sinclair, who died at a tragically young age; Ethna MacCarthy, his first love, whom he immortalized in his poetry and prose; Peggy Guggenheim, the American heiress and patron of the arts; and the strong and independent Suzanne Deschevaux-Dumesnil, whom he met in the late 1930s and married in 1961. Beyond recounting many previously unknown aspects of the writer's life, including his strong support for human rights and other political causes, Knowlson explores in detail the roots of Beckett's works. He shows not only how the relationship between Beckett's own experiences and his work became more oblique over time, but also how his startling postmodern images were inspired by the paintings of the Old Masters, such as Antonello da Messina, Durer, Rembrandt, and Caravaggio
Images of Beckett by James Knowlson( Computer File )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 1,373 libraries worldwide
Sets hitherto unknown photographs of Samuel Beckett and his productions, taken by John Haynes, one of the leading theatre photographers in the field, alongside three new essays by Beckett's biographer and friend, James Knowlson
Beckett remembering, remembering Beckett : a centenary celebration by Samuel Beckett( Book )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 461 libraries worldwide
The first half is comprised of interviews with Samuel Beckett. The second half is reflections on him by various people
Frescoes of the skull : the later prose and drama of Samuel Beckett by James Knowlson( Book )
11 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 461 libraries worldwide
Happy days : the production notebook of Samuel Beckett by Samuel Beckett( Book )
10 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 442 libraries worldwide
Universal language schemes in England and France, 1600-1800 by James Knowlson( Book )
12 editions published between 1975 and 1996 in English and held by 440 libraries worldwide
Krapp's last tape : with a revised text by Samuel Beckett( Book )
15 editions published between 1980 and 1992 in English and held by 302 libraries worldwide
Waiting for Godot : with a revised text by Samuel Beckett( Book )
9 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 264 libraries worldwide
A reproduction of Samuel Beckett's original theatrical notebook for his play "Waiting for Godot" that includes his directorial notes, extensive revisions, and notes on his methods and techniques
Beckett remembering, remembering Beckett : uncollected interviews with Samuel Beckett and memories of those who knew him by Samuel Beckett( Book )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and German and held by 217 libraries worldwide
Samuel Beckett: an exhibition held at Reading University Library, May to July 1971 by James Knowlson( Book )
5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 163 libraries worldwide
Happy days = Oh les beaux jours by Samuel Beckett( Book )
12 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
Light and darkness in the theatre of Samuel Beckett; text of a public lecture delivered at Trinity College, Dublin, on February 7th, 1972 by James Knowlson( Book )
3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
Samuel Beckett, Krapp's last tape : a theatre workbook ( Book )
3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
Beckett by James Knowlson( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in French and held by 129 libraries worldwide
Biographie du prix Nobel irlandais par un de ses proches qui a eu accès à des archives familiales inédites. On y voit un écrivain très humain, très marqué par la mort de son père, culpabilisé par sa double vie, humble et en désarroi
The theatrical notebooks of Samuel Beckett by Samuel Beckett( Book )
17 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and German and held by 110 libraries worldwide
Samuel Beckett : eine Biographie by James Knowlson( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Betr. u. a. zwei Aufenthalte Samuel Becketts in Bern
Light and darkness in the theatre of Samuel Beckett by James Knowlson( Book )
6 editions published in 1972 in English and Italian and held by 30 libraries worldwide
The Beckett country : an exhibition for Samuel Beckett's eightieth birthday by Eoin O'Brien( Book )
2 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Tot roem gedoemd : het leven van Samuel Beckett by James Knowlson( Book )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in Dutch and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Biografie van de Ierse schrijver (1906-1989)
The shorter plays : with revised texts for Footfalls, Come and go, and What where by Samuel Beckett( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
"From the mid-1960s, Samuel Beckett himself directed all his major plays in Berlin, Paris or London. For most of these productions he meticulously prepared notebooks for his personal use."--BOOK JACKET. "The Theatrical Notebooks of Beckett that are reproduced in facsimile here offer a remarkable record of his own involvement with the staging of his texts. They present his solutions to practical problems of staging but also provide a unique insight into his way of envisaging his own plays."--BOOK JACKET. "With additional information taken from Beckett's own annotated and corrected copies, the editors of the Theatrical Notebooks have also been able to constitute a revised text for each of the major plays."--BOOK JACKET
 
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Alternative Names
Knowlson, James
ノウルソン, ジェイムズ
Languages
English (164)
German (9)
French (8)
Dutch (2)
Chinese (1)
Italian (1)
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