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Cambridge Companion to Beckett

Cambridge Companion to Beckett - 94 edition

Cambridge Companion to Beckett - 94 edition

ISBN13: 9780511221668

ISBN10: 0511221665

Cambridge Companion to Beckett by John  Ed. Pilling - ISBN 9780511221668
Edition: 94
Copyright: 1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Cambridge Companion to Beckett by John  Ed. Pilling - ISBN 9780511221668

ISBN13: 9780511221668

ISBN10: 0511221665

Edition: 94
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Summary

The world fame of Samuel Beckett is due to a combination of high academic esteem and immense popularity. An innovator in prose fiction to rival Joyce, his plays have been the most influential in modern theatre history. As an author in both English and French and a writer for the page and the stage, Beckett has been the focus for specialist treatment in each of his many guises, but there have been few attempts to provide a conspectus view. This book provides thirteen introductory essays on every aspect of Beckett's work, some 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). Other essays tackle his radio and television drama, his theatre directing and his poetry, followed by more general issues such as Beckett's bilingualism and his relationship to the philosophers. Reference material is provided at the front and back of the book.

  • Coverage of all of Beckett's work, novels, and plays
  • Accessibly written by experts
  • Reference material includes chronology, list of French and English titles, further reading list
  • Beckett is the biggest modern writer in English and Drama departments (also French) - novels, poetry, and plays all covered here