A Companion to Samuel Beckett

A Companion to Samuel Beckett

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Irish writer, dramatist, and poet Samuel Beckett is widely recognized as one of the most important literary figures of our time. In 2006 the numerous worldwide events celebrating the centenary of Beckett's birth were a striking testament to the importance of his works. These events served also as confirmation of the Nobel Prize-winning author's continued relevance in the 21st century. In fact, an intense proliferation of new international scholarship has led to a complete reassessment of Beckett's thoughts and works. Taking full advantage of this recent growth in Beckett studies, and its accompanying wealth of newly released archival sources, qA Companion to Samuel Beckettq provides a comprehensive critical reappraisal of the literary works of Samuel Beckett. Informed by the latest theoretical debates, this important new volume features a collection of original essays by a distinguished team of leading Beckett scholars, including two highly regarded biographers. Authoritative and insightful, the Companion is a valuable addition to contemporary Beckett scholarship.Gradually the notion of a€œfragmenta€ seemed to become more appropriate to describe the short prose. Beckett often provided his (collections of) short pieces with titles that consciously stress their fragmentary nature, such as Odds and Ends, anbsp;...

Title:A Companion to Samuel Beckett
Author:S. E. Gontarski
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2010-03-08


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