Cambridge Introduction to Samuel Beckett (BOK)

Ronan McDonald

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This is an eloquent and accessible introduction to one of the most important writers of the twentieth century. This book provides biographical and contextual information, but more fundamentally, it also considers how we might think about an enduringly difficult and experimental novelist and playwright who often challenges the very concepts of meaning and interpretation. It deals with his life, intellectual and cultural background, plays, prose, and critical response and relates Beckett's work and vision to the culture and context from which he wrote. McDonald provides a sustained analysis of the major plays, including Waiting for Godot, Endgame, and Happy Days and his major prose works including Murphy, Watt and his famous 'trilogy' of novels (Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable). This introduction concludes by mapping the huge terrain of criticism Beckett's work has prompted, and it explains the turn in recent years to understanding Beckett within his historical context.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2007 Forfatter Ronan McDonald
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521547383
Antall sider 152 Dimensjoner 15,4cm x 22,9cm x 1,4cm
Vekt 259 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd