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Samuel Beckett and the visual arts

Author: Conor Carville
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Samuel Beckett and the Visual Arts is the first book to comprehensively assess Beckett's knowledge of art, art history and art criticism. In his lifetime Beckett thought deeply about visual culture from ancient Egyptian statuary to Dutch realism, from Quattrocento painting to the modernists and after. Drawing on a wide range of published and unpublished sources, this book traces in forensic detail the development  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Named Person: Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Conor Carville
ISBN: 9781108422772 1108422772 9781108436373 1108436374
OCLC Number: 1006483210
Description: ix, 265 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Beckett and the image --
A poetics of the image : Paris and Dublin 1929-1932 --
The politics of the image : Dublin, Paris, London 1931-1936 --
Beckett's German renaissance --
'Terrifying materiality' : Watteau, Yeats, Picasso, Duchamp --
Impossible image : Watt and failed ekphrasis --
From Bram van Velde to The Unnamable --
'Sordid abstraction' : prose, plays, paintings.
Responsibility: Conor Carville.

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Moving fluently between art history, philosophy, literary analysis and historical context, Samuel Beckett and the Visual Arts rethinks the trajectory of Beckett's career, and reorients his  Read more...

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'Samuel Beckett and the Visual Arts convincingly shows that knowledge about Beckett's engagement with visual art will be essential for how future critics will answer these questions.' Kevin Brazil, Read more...

 
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