Samuel Beckett as World Literature
  • Author : Thirthankar Chakraborty
  • Release Date : 23 July 2020
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 13 : 9781501358814

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Book excerpt: The essays in this collection provide in-depth analyses of Samuel Beckett's major works in the context of his international presence and circulation, particularly the translation, adaptation, appropriation and cultural reciprocation of his oeuvre. A Nobel Prize winner who published and self-translated in both French and English across literary genres, Beckett is recognized on a global scale as a preeminent author and dramatist of the 20th century. Samuel Beckett as World Literature brings together a wide range of international contributors to share their perspectives on Beckett's presence in countries such as China, Japan, Serbia, India and Brazil, among others, and to flesh out Beckett's relationship with postcolonial literatures and his place within the 'canon' of world literature.

Samuel Beckett as World Literature

Samuel Beckett as World Literature

Author : Thirthankar Chakraborty,Juan Luis Toribio Vazquez
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The essays in this collection provide in-depth analyses of Samuel Beckett's major works in the context of his international presence and circulation, particularly the translation, adaptation, appropriation and cultural reciprocation of his oeuvre. A Nobel Prize winner who published and self-translated in both French and English across literary genres, Beckett ...

Samuel Beckett as World Literature

Samuel Beckett as World Literature

Author : Thirthankar Chakraborty,Juan Luis Toribio Vazquez
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The essays in this collection provide in-depth analyses of Samuel Beckett's major works in the context of his international presence and circulation, particularly the translation, adaptation, appropriation and cultural reciprocation of his oeuvre. A Nobel Prize winner who published and self-translated in both French and English across literary genres, Beckett ...

Translating Samuel Beckett around the World

Translating Samuel Beckett around the World

Author : José Francisco Fernández,Pascale Sardin
Publisher : Springer Nature
Genre : Performing Arts
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The global reception of Samuel Beckett raises numerous questions: in which areas of the world was Beckett first translated? Why were Beckett texts sometimes slow to penetrate certain cultures? How were national literatures impacted by Beckett's oeuvre? Translating Samuel Beckett around the World brings together leading researchers in Beckett studies ...

Beckett s Books

Beckett s Books

Author : Matthew Feldman
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A genuinely ground-breaking study of Beckett's notes on his reading during the interwar years, now available in paperback for the first time....

The World of Samuel Beckett  1906 1946

The World of Samuel Beckett 1906 1946

Author : Lois Gordon,Lois G. Gordon
Publisher : Yale University Press
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Samuel Beckett, whose play Waiting for Godot was one of the most influential works for the post-World War II generation, has long been identified with the debilitated and impotent characters he created. In this provocative book, Lois Gordon offers a new perspective on Beckett, challenging the prevalent image of him ...

Murphy

Murphy

Author : Samuel Beckett
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Genre : Fiction
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Edited by J. C. C. Mays Murphy, Samuel Beckett's first novel, was published in 1938. Its work-shy eponymous hero, adrift in London, realises that desire can never be satisfied and withdraws from life, in search of stupor. Murphy's lovestruck fiancée Celia tries with tragic pathos to draw him back, but ...

Beckett  Waiting for Godot

Beckett Waiting for Godot

Author : Lawrence Graver
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Genre : Drama
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This volume offers a comprehensive critical study of Samuel Beckett's first and most renowned dramatic work, Waiting for Godot, which has become one of the most frequently discussed, and influential plays in the history of the theatre. Lawrence Graver discusses the play's background and provides a detailed analysis of its ...

Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett

Author : Pascale Casanova
Publisher : Verso Books
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In this fascinating new exploration of Samuel Beckett’s work, Pascale Casanova argues that Beckett’s reputation rests on a pervasive misreading of his oeuvre, which neglects entirely the literary revolution he instigated. Reintroducing the historical into the heart of this body of work, Casanova provides an arresting portrait of ...

Samuel Beckett and Cultural Nationalism

Samuel Beckett and Cultural Nationalism

Author : Shane Weller
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Drawing on evidence from his published works, manuscripts, and correspondence, Samuel Beckett and Cultural Nationalism explores Beckett's engagement with the theme of cultural nationalism throughout his writing life, revealing the various ways in which he sought to challenge culturally nationalist conceptions of art and literature, while never embracing a cosmopolitan ...

Samuel Beckett and the Second World War

Samuel Beckett and the Second World War

Author : William Davies
Publisher : Unknown
Genre : History
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In the wake of the Second World War, Samuel Beckett wrote some of the most significant literary works of the 20th century. This is the first full-length historical study to examine the far-reaching impact of the war on Beckett's creative and intellectual sensibilities. Drawing on a substantial body of archival ...

Samuel Beckett   s Legacies in American Fiction

Samuel Beckett s Legacies in American Fiction

Author : James Baxter
Publisher : Springer Nature
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Samuel Beckett’s Legacies in American Fiction provides an overdue investigation into Beckett’s rich influences over American writing. Through in-depth readings of postmodern authors such as Robert Coover, Donald Barthelme, Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo, Paul Auster and Lydia Davis, this book situates Beckett’s post-war writing of exhaustion and ...

How Is World Literature Made

How Is World Literature Made

Author : Gesine Müller
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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The debate over the concept of world literature, which has been taking place with renewed intensity over the last twenty years, is tightly bound up with the issues of global interconnectedness in a polycentric world. Most recently, critiques of globalization-related conceptualizations, in particular, have made themselves heard: to what extent ...

Beckett   s Voices   Voicing Beckett

Beckett s Voices Voicing Beckett

Author : Anonim
Publisher : BRILL
Genre : Drama
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Beckett’s Voices / Voicing Beckett uses ‘voice’ as a prism to investigate Samuel Beckett’s work across a range of texts, genres, and cultures. Twenty-one international contributors evaluate Beckett’s contemporary artistic legacy in relation to music, media, performance, and philosophy....

Gale Researcher Guide for  Samuel Beckett s Waiting for Godot

Gale Researcher Guide for Samuel Beckett s Waiting for Godot

Author : Chris Ackerley
Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
Genre : Study Aids
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Gale Researcher Guide for: Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot is selected from Gale's academic platform Gale Researcher. These study guides provide peer-reviewed articles that allow students early success in finding scholarly materials and to gain the confidence and vocabulary needed to pursue deeper research....

The New Samuel Beckett Studies

The New Samuel Beckett Studies

Author : Jean-Michel Rabaté
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Discusses the most recent advances in the Beckett field and the new methods used to approach it....