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Beckett Before Godot

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ISBN-10: 0521604516

ISBN-13: 9780521604512

Edition: 2004

Authors: John Pilling

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In Beckett before Godot, John Pilling (editor of the Cambridge Companion to Beckett) re-evaluates the formative years of Beckett between the publication of his first work in 1929 and the composition late in 1946 of The Calmative, his last work before the trilogy. Using a wealth of unpublished manuscripts and correspondence from around the world, Pilling offers a detailed account of Becketts early psychological and aesthetic development, and shows how his artistic growth was paradoxically linked to the likelihood of failure, to which he was always temperamentally attracted. Pillings treatment of the first two decades of Becketts career as a writer offers for the first time a coherent…    
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/29/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 292
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

John Pilling is Emeritus Professor of English and European Literaturenbsp;at the University of Reading, UK. He edited the Journal of Beckett Studies for ten years, serves on the editorial board of Samuel Beckett Today/Aujourd'hui . and has written or edited numerous books, articles, symposia, and review essays on Beckett for more than thirty years. His special interest and expertise currently is in every aspect of Beckett's life and work in the 1930s.

Introduction
1929���1932
Dante Bruno Vico Joyce and Assumption: �Ǡthe prospect of self-extension���
From a view to a kill: Proust and Le Concentrisme
Dream of Fair to Middling Women: �Ǡa solution of continuity���
1932���1936
More poems than precipitates: towards Echo���s Bones and beyond
In the interval: More Pricks Than Kicks
Beckett as bookman: the reviews
Figure and ground: Murphy
1937���1946
Dissonance: 1937���1940
Watt and Watt not
Texts for something: �Ǡa universe becomes provisional���
Mercier et Camier and the nouvelles: �Ǡthe vicissitudes of the road���
Conclusion