Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett

by Andrew Gibson

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ISBN-13: 9781861897138
Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited
Publication date: 06/16/2011
Series: Critical Lives
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Andrew Gibson is professor of modern literature and theory at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is coeditor of London from Punk to Blair and the author of Joyce’s Revenge: History, Politics and Aesthetics in “Ulysses” and James Joyce, also published by Reaktion Books.

Table of Contents


Introduction: Fuck Life

1        Arriving at an End: Ireland, 1906-28

2        Not Worth Tuppence: Paris and the École Normale Supérieure, 1928-30

3        The Ruthless Cunning of the Sane: London, 1933-5

4        Melancholia im dritten Reich: Germany, 1936-7   

5        Élimination des déchets: The War, Resistance, Vichy France, 1939-44

6        Indignités: Liberation, the Purge, de Gualle, 1944-9

7        Make Sense Who May: A World at Cold War, 1950-85

8        Where He Happened to Be: Capital Triumphans, 1985-9

Afterword: To Begin Yet Again


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