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Gontarski, S. E.

Works: 251 works in 483 publications in 1 language and 9,918 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Dictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  Manuscripts  Handbooks and manuals  History  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Other, Publishing director, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: PR6003.E282, 848.91409
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Publications about S. E Gontarski
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Most widely held works by S. E Gontarski
Samuel Beckett: the complete short prose, 1929-1989 by Samuel Beckett( Book )
8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,077 libraries worldwide
An anthology of short stories by a poet and dramatist who considered his prose fiction "the important writing." The collection represents the seeds of creation for his later works in which he looked at the tragicomic plight of man. The titles range from Assumption, published in a magazine when Beckett was 23, to Stirrings Still, written when he was 82
On Beckett : essays and criticism by S. E Gontarski( Book )
29 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 812 libraries worldwide
"On Beckett: Essays and Criticism" is the first collection of writings about the Nobel Prize-winning author that covers the entire spectrum of his work, and also affords a rare glimpse of the private Beckett
Samuel Beckett--humanistic perspectives by Samuel Beckett( Book )
8 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 697 libraries worldwide
The intent of undoing in Samuel Beckett's dramatic texts by S. E Gontarski( Book )
7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 460 libraries worldwide
The Grove companion to Samuel Beckett : a reader's guide to his works, life, and thought by Chris Ackerley( Book )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 384 libraries worldwide
"The Grove Companion to Samuel Beckett is the most comprehensive reference to the concepts, characters, and biographical details mentioned by, or related to the author Samuel Beckett. Painstakingly and lovingly compiled by Beckett scholars C.J. Ackerley and S.E. Gontarski, it is alphabetical, cross-referenced, and laid out in a user-friendly format. The Grove Companion to Samuel Beckett provides a wealth of information for students and scholars alike, and is a must for any serious reader of Beckett."--Jacket
Beckett after Beckett by S. E Gontarski( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 362 libraries worldwide
Features essays, which examine Beckett's reputation "after Beckett," the years of scholarship and performance since his death in 1989. Focusing on the afterimage that lingers as a memory - a persistent, evocative, hovering, but not present impression that haunted Beckett and his work - the contributors critique how Beckett's work haunts history
The Beckett studies reader by S. E Gontarski( Book )
11 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 320 libraries worldwide
Samuel Beckett is one of the stellar figures in post-World War II English and European literature. This collection contains fresh perspectives on such fundamental themes in his work as the idea of the "absurd," the Manichean tension of light and dark, and the Cartesian split of mind and body, self and other. Specific essays offer, for instance, an existential reading of the short mime Act Without Words, I; an analysis of the Jungian libido operating in the novel Molloy; a study of Beckett's play with language in the radio play Embers; and a critique of a central question in Beckett studies, his relationship to the philosophical tradition of solipsism
Endgame : with a revised text by Samuel Beckett( Book )
10 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 257 libraries worldwide
Beckett's Happy days : a manuscript study by S. E Gontarski( Book )
8 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 249 libraries worldwide
A companion to Samuel Beckett ( Book )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
"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 two highly regarded biographers. Authoritative and insightful, the Companion is a valuable addition to contemporary Beckett scholarship."--Jacket
The shorter plays : with revised texts for Footfalls, Come and go, and What where by Samuel Beckett( Book )
6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 200 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."--Jacket
The Grove Press reader, 1951-2001 ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
Understanding Bergson, understanding modernism by S. E Gontarski( Book )
15 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 115 libraries worldwide
This edited volume provides a wide-ranging reassessment of Henry Bergson's immense influence on literary modernism
Creative Involution : Bergson, Beckett, Deleuze by S. E Gontarski( Book )
7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
Creative Involution: Bergson, Beckett Deleuze focuses on a philosophical trajectory that not only had a profound impact on critical thought of the 20th and now 21s centuries, but on cosmopolitan, contemporary culture more broadly and on artistic experiment and expression in particular
The Faber companion to Samuel Beckett : a reader's guide to his works, life, and thought by Chris Ackerley( Book )
8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
Modernism, censorship, and the politics of publishing : the Grove Press legacy by S. E Gontarski( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
Understanding Deleuze, understanding modernism ( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
"Understanding Deleuze, Understanding Modernism explores the multi-faceted and formative impact of Gilles Deleuze on the development and our understanding of modernist thought in its philosophical, literary, and more broadly cultural manifestations. Gilles Deleuze himself rethought philosophical history with a series of books and essays on individual philosophers such as Kant, Spinoza, Leibniz, Nietzsche, and Bergson and authors such as Proust, Kafka, Beckett and Woolf, on the one hand, and Bacon, Messiaen, and Pollock, among others, in other arts. This volume acknowledges Deleuze's profound impact on a century of art and thought and the origin of that impact in his own understanding of modernism. Understanding Deleuze, Understanding Modernism begins by "conceptualizing" Deleuze by offering close readings of some of his most important works. The contributors offer new readings that illuminate the context of Deleuze's work, either by reading one of Deleuze's texts against or in the context of his entire body of work or by challenging Deleuze's readings of other philosophers. A central section on Deleuze and his aesthetics maps the relationships between Deleuze's thought and modernist literature. The volume's final section features an extended glossary of Deleuze's key terms, with each definition having its own expert contributor."--Provided by publisher
The Edinburgh companion to Samuel Beckett and the arts by S. E Gontarski( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
"The 35 new and original chapters in this Companion capture the continued vitality of Beckett studies in drama, music and the visual arts and establish rich and varied cultural contexts for Beckett's work world-wide. As well as considering topics such as Beckett and science, historiography, geocriticism and philosophy, the volume focuses on the post-centenary impetus within Beckett studies, emphasising a return to primary sources amid letters, drafts, and other documents. Major Beckett critics such as Steven Connor, David Lloyd, Andrew Gibson, John Pilling, Jean-Michel Rabaté, and Mark Nixon, as well as emerging researchers, present the latest critical thinking in 9 key areas: Art & Aesthetics; Fictions; European Context; Irish Context; Film, Radio & Television; Language/Writing; Philosophies; Theatre & Performance; Global Beckett. Edited by eminent Beckett scholar S.E. Gontarski, the Companion draws on the most vital, ground-breaking research to outline the nature of Beckett studies for the next generation"--Publisher
The Beckett critical reader : archives, theories and translations ( Book )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
Waiting for Beckett : a portrait of Samuel Beckett ( visu )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
Documentary on the life and career of playwright and novelist Samuel Beckett. Includes brief excerpts from a number of his plays, such as Waiting for Godot, and readings from his prose. Also includes excerpts from interviews with Beckett's friends and colleagues, and several Beckett scholars
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Gontarski, S.
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Gontarski, Stanley
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Gontarski, Stanley E. 1942-
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