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Samuel Beckett in Context

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Anthony Uhlmann, Russell Smith, John Pilling, S. E. Gontarski, Anthony Cordingley, Jean-Michel Rabaté, Patrick Bixby, Garin Dowd, Peter Marks, Mark Nixon, Lois Gordon, Julian Murphet, Paul Sheehan, Sam Slote, Shane Weller, Urlika Maude, Graley Herren, Seán Kennedy, Mark Byron, Angela Moorjani, Daniela Caselli, Nico Israel, Catherine Laws, Matthijs Engelberts, Jane Goodall, Matthew Feldman, Laura Salisbury, Chris Ackerley, Minako Okamuro, Hugh Culik, Daniel Katz, Corinne Scheiner, Enoch Brater, James Gourley, Michael D'Arcy, Dirk Van Hulle, Lois Overbeck
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  • Date Published: April 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107017030

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  • When Samuel Beckett first came to international prominence with the success of Waiting for Godot, many critics believed the play was divorced from any recognisable context. The two tramps, and the master and servant they encounter, seemed to represent no one and everyone. Today, critics challenge the assumption that Beckett aimed to break definitively with context, highlighting images, allusions and motifs that tether Beckett's writings to real people, places and issues in his life. This wide-ranging collection of essays from 37 renowned Beckett scholars reveals how extensively Beckett entered into dialogue with important literary traditions and the realities of his time. Drawing on his major works, as well as on a range of letters and theoretical notebooks, the essays are designed to complement each other, building a broad overview that will allow students and scholars to come away with a better sense of Beckett's life, writings and legacy.

    • Provides a comprehensive map of the contexts most important to Beckett's works
    • Up-to-date essays by leading scholars draw upon recent advances in the field related to newly available correspondence and archive material
    • Essays are designed to complement each other, meaning students will benefit from reading them individually or all together
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    • Date Published: April 2013
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107017030
    • length: 490 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 32 mm
    • weight: 0.89kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Notes on contributors
    Permissions and acknowledgements
    Chronology
    List of abbreviations
    Introduction Anthony Uhlmann
    Part I. Landscapes and Formation:
    1. Childhood and Portora Russell Smith
    2. Dublin and environs John Pilling
    3. Trinity College Dublin S. E. Gontarski
    4. L'Ecole Normale Anthony Cordingley
    5. Paris, Roussillon, Ussy Jean-Michel Rabaté
    Part II. Social and Political Contexts:
    6. Ireland:
    1906–45 Patrick Bixby
    7. France:
    1928–39 Garin Dowd
    8. England:
    1933–6 Peter Marks
    9. Germany: c.1936–7 Mark Nixon
    10. France: World War Two Lois Gordon
    11. France, Europe, the world:
    1945–62 Julian Murphet
    Part III. Milieus and Movements:
    12. Modernism: Dublin/Paris/London Paul Sheehan
    13. The Joyce circle Sam Slote
    14. Post-World War Two Paris Shane Weller
    15. Staging plays Anthony Uhlmann
    16. Working on radio Urlika Maude
    17. Working on film and television Graley Herren
    Part IV. 'The Humanities I Had': Literature:
    18. Irish literature Seán Kennedy
    19. English literature Mark Byron
    20. French literature Angela Moorjani
    21. Italian literature Daniela Caselli
    Part V. 'The Humanities I Had': Arts:
    22. Visual arts Nico Israel
    23. Music Catherine Laws
    24. Cinema Matthijs Engelberts
    25. Popular culture Jane Goodall
    Part VI. 'The Humanities I Had': Systems of Knowledge and Belief:
    26. Philosophy Matthew Feldman
    27. Psychology Laura Salisbury
    28. The Bible Chris Ackerley
    29. The occult Minako Okamuro
    30. Science and mathematics Hugh Culik
    Part VII. Language and Form:
    31. Language and representation Daniel Katz
    32. Self-translation Corinne Scheiner
    33. Theatre forms Enoch Brater
    Part VIII. Reception and Remains:
    34. Initial reception James Gourley
    35. Influence Michael D'Arcy
    36. Notebooks and other manuscripts Dirk Van Hulle
    37. Letters Lois Overbeck.

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    Anthony Uhlmann, University of Western Sydney
    Anthony Uhlmann is Professor of Literature and Director of the Writing and Society Research Centre at the University of Western Sydney. He is the author of a number of books on Samuel Beckett including Beckett and Poststructuralism (1999) and Samuel Beckett and the Philosophical Image (2006).

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    Anthony Uhlmann, Russell Smith, John Pilling, S. E. Gontarski, Anthony Cordingley, Jean-Michel Rabaté, Patrick Bixby, Garin Dowd, Peter Marks, Mark Nixon, Lois Gordon, Julian Murphet, Paul Sheehan, Sam Slote, Shane Weller, Urlika Maude, Graley Herren, Seán Kennedy, Mark Byron, Angela Moorjani, Daniela Caselli, Nico Israel, Catherine Laws, Matthijs Engelberts, Jane Goodall, Matthew Feldman, Laura Salisbury, Chris Ackerley, Minako Okamuro, Hugh Culik, Daniel Katz, Corinne Scheiner, Enoch Brater, James Gourley, Michael D'Arcy, Dirk Van Hulle, Lois Overbeck

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