A Reader's Guide to Samuel Beckett / Edition 1

A Reader's Guide to Samuel Beckett / Edition 1

by Hugh Kenner
     
 

ISBN-10: 081560386X

ISBN-13: 9780815603863

Pub. Date: 06/28/1996

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

Samuel Beckett, who wrote everything both in French and English, specialized in short enigmatic texts, implying vast visionary works of which the stories are broken pieces. Kenner's guide is designed to help readers see beyond the story in Beckett to the text as a whole and to appreciate the uniqueness of each of his works.  See more details below

Overview

Samuel Beckett, who wrote everything both in French and English, specialized in short enigmatic texts, implying vast visionary works of which the stories are broken pieces. Kenner's guide is designed to help readers see beyond the story in Beckett to the text as a whole and to appreciate the uniqueness of each of his works.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815603863
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1996
Series:
Irish Studies Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.47(w) x 7.92(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction9
Chronology of the Works19
1Waiting for Godot23
2Early life and poems39
3Early stories49
4Murphy57
5Watt72
6Mercier et Camier83
7The Trilogy: Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable92
8Stories and Texts for Nothing116
9Endgame120
10Krapp's Last Tape129
11How It Is136
12Happy Days147
13Play153
14Radio, Television, Film: All That Fall, Embers, Eh Joe, Film, Words and Music, Cascando159
15Come and Go174
16Queer Little Pieces: Enough, Imagination Dead Imagine, Ping, The Lost Ones, Lessness176
17Retrospect183
Notes on the Text197
Biographical Note199
Bibliography201
Index of Works and Characters203
General Index206

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