Complete Critical Guide to Samuel Beckett


Complete Critical Guide to Samuel Beckett

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Title: Complete Critical Guide to Samuel Beckett
Author: Pattie, David
Price: $33.99

So many questions surround the key figures in the English literary canon, but most books focus on one aspect of an author's life or work, or limit themselves to a single critical approach. Samuel Beckett is part of a unique series of comprehensive, user-friendly introductions which: *offer basic information on an author's life, contexts and works *outline the major critical issues surrounding the author's works, from the time they were written to the present *leave judgements up to you, by explaining the full range of often very different critical views and interpretations *offer guides to further reading in each area discussed. This series has a broad focus but one very clear aim: to equip you with all the knowledge you need to make your own new readings of crucial literary texts.

Review: \"A series on which Routledge is to be congratulated.\" - Amy Freeman, University of Washington, for Contemporary Review

\"A valuable addition to many student bookshelves.\" - The Use of English

\"This series offers a powerful and timely synthesis of literary history and close reading informed by up-to-date scholarship and contemporary theory: concise and remarkably comprehensive introductions to the life, work and criticism of specific writers.\" - Professor Rob Pope, Department of English Studies, Oxford Brookes University.

\"The Complete Critical Guides to English Literature abound in references to the cultural context of each work and to its past and present reception by the public. They take into account a plurality of critical perspectives: beyond mere information, they include a concise and stimulating presentation of the state of criticism nowadays.\" - Professor D. M. Degrois, Universite de Paris III

Contents: Section 1 The life: the early years 1906-1927; the young writer 1928-1939; war and Watt 1939-1946; the siege in the room 1946-1953; fame 1953-1969; last years 1970-1989. Section 2 The work: the early prose 1929-1945; the post-war work 1945-1960; the later work 1960-1989. Section 3 Criticism: Beckett the Cartesian 1959-1969; the Beckett industry 1970-1980; theoretical Beckett 1980-1995; recent criticism 1995-.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publication date: 23/11/2000
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780415202541
Publishing status: AU In-stock Distributor


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