The Cambridge Companion to Beckett / Edition 1

The Cambridge Companion to Beckett / Edition 1

by John Pilling
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521424135

ISBN-13: 9780521424134

Pub. Date: 03/28/1994

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book provides thirteen introductory essays on every aspect of the work of Samuel Beckett, paying particular attention to his most famous plays (e.g. Waiting for Godot and Endgame) and his prose fictions (e.g. the "trilogy" and Murphy). Further essays tackle his radio and television drama, his theater directing and his poetry, followed by more general issues

Overview

This book provides thirteen introductory essays on every aspect of the work of Samuel Beckett, paying particular attention to his most famous plays (e.g. Waiting for Godot and Endgame) and his prose fictions (e.g. the "trilogy" and Murphy). Further essays tackle his radio and television drama, his theater directing and his poetry, followed by more general issues such as Beckett's bilingualism and his relationship to the philosophers. A chronology of Beckett's life, a list of French and English titles and a list for further reading provide additional reference material.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521424134
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1994
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range:
15 - 17 Years

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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