Cambridge Companion to Beckett / Edition 1

Cambridge Companion to Beckett / Edition 1

by John Pilling
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521424135

ISBN-13: 2900521424133

Pub. Date: 02/28/2013

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Thirteen introductory essays cover every aspect of Samuel Beckett's work, paying particular attention to his most famous plays (e.g. Waiting for Godot and Endgame), his prose fictions (e.g. the trilogy and Murphy), as well as his radio and television drama, theater directing and poetry.

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Thirteen introductory essays cover every aspect of Samuel Beckett's work, paying particular attention to his most famous plays (e.g. Waiting for Godot and Endgame), his prose fictions (e.g. the trilogy and Murphy), as well as his radio and television drama, theater directing and poetry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900521424133
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2013
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
274

Table of Contents

List of contributors; Preface; Chronology of Beckett's life; List of abbreviations; A note on titles; 1. An endgame in aesthetics: Beckett as essayist Rupert Wood; 2. Beckett's English fiction John Pilling; 3. Three novels and four nouvelles Paul Davies; 4. Waiting for Godot and Endgame: theatre as text Michael Worton; 5. Stages of identity: from Krapp to Play Paul Lawley; 6. Beginning again: the post-narrative art of Texts for Nothing and How It Is H. Porter Abbott; 7. The mediated Quixote: the radio and television plays and film Jonathan Kalb; 8. Dead heads: damnation-narration in the 'dramaticules' Keir Elam; 9. Disabled figures: from the Residua to Stirrings Still Andrew Renton; 10. Beckett's poems and verse translations Roger Little; 11. Beckett as director: the art of mastering failure Anna McMullan; 12. Beckett's bilingualism Ann Beer; 13. Beckett and the philosophers P. J. Murphy; Further reading; Index.

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