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- DescriptionWhen 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 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 rewned 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 tebooks, 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.
- Author BiographyAnthony 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).
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication17/12/2015
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight710 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Edited byAnthony Uhlmann
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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