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Samuel Beckett

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ISBN-10: 0521274885

ISBN-13: 9780521274883

Edition: 1989

Authors: Andrew Karpati Kennedy

List price: $34.99
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While providing a critical introduction for the student of Samuel Beckett's work and for other readers and theatre-goers who have been influenced by it, this study also presents an original perspective on one of the twentieth century's greatest writers of prose fiction and drama. Andrew Kennedy links Beckett's vision of a diminished humanity with his art of formally and verbally diminished resources, and traces the fundamental simplicity and coherence of Beckett's work beneath its complex textures. In the section on the plays, Dr Kennedy stresses the humour and tragicomic humanism alongside the theatrical effectiveness; and in a discussion of the fiction (the celebrated trilogy of novels)…    
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Book details

List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/30/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.51" wide x 8.50" long x 0.43" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Selective chronology of life and works
Ireland Paris Vision and form: the tightening knot
The Plays
Waiting for Godot
Krapp's Last Tape
Happy Days
The Trilogy of Novels
Malone Dies
The Unnamable
Concluding Reflections
Notes and references
Details of works discussed for further study