How It Is
  • Author : Samuel Beckett
  • Release Date : 04 October 2012
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 13 : 9780571266869
Ratings: 3
From 5 Voters
Get This Book

Download Or Read How It Is eBook PDF

Book excerpt: Published in French in 1961, and in English in 1964, How It Is is a novel in three parts, written in short paragraphs, which tell (abruptly, cajolingly, bleakly) of a narrator lying in the dark, in the mud, repeating his life as he hears it uttered - or remembered - by another voice. Told from within, from the dark, the story is tirelessly and intimately explicit about the feelings that pervade his world, but fragmentary and vague about all else therein or beyond. Together with Molloy, How It Is counts for many readers as Beckett's greatest accomplishment in the novel form. It is also his most challenging narrative, both stylistically and for the pessimism of its vision, which continues the themes of reduced circumstance, of another life before the present, and the self-appraising search for an essential self, which were inaugurated in the great prose narratives of his earlier trilogy. she sits aloof ten yards fifteen yards she looks up looks at me says at last to herself all is well he is working my head where is my head it rests on the table my hand trembles on the table she sees I am not sleeping the wind blows tempestuous the little clouds drive before it the table glides from light to darkness darkness to light Edited by Edouard Magessa O'Reilly

How It Is

How It Is

Author : Samuel Beckett
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Genre : Fiction
Get Book

Published in French in 1961, and in English in 1964, How It Is is a novel in three parts, written in short paragraphs, which tell (abruptly, cajolingly, bleakly) of a narrator lying in the dark, in the mud, repeating his life as he hears it uttered - or remembered - by another ...

Samuel Beckett s How It Is

Samuel Beckett s How It Is

Author : Anthony Cordingley
Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
Genre : Literary Criticism
Get Book

A critical guide to the philosophy of Giorgio Agamben, organised around the philosophers and thinkers he draws on and critiques....

Endgame

Endgame

Author : Samuel Beckett
Publisher : Unknown
Genre : Drama
Get Book

Four characters play a game of life, concluding with the exit of one character and the immobility of the remaining three, in a study of man's relationship to his fellows...

Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot

Author : Samuel Beckett
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Genre : Performing Arts
Get Book

Subtitled 'A tragicomedy in two Acts', and famously described by the Irish critic Vivien Mercier as a play in which 'nothing happens, twice', En attendant Godot was first performed at the Théâtre de Babylone in Paris in 1953. It was translated into English by Samuel Beckett, and Waiting for Godot ...

The Complete Dramatic Works

The Complete Dramatic Works

Author : Samuel Beckett
Publisher : Unknown
Genre : Drama
Get Book

The present volume gathers all of Beckett's texts for theatre, from 1955 to 1984. It includes both the major dramatic works and the short and more compressed texts for the stage and for radio. 'He believes in the cadence, the comma, the bite of word on reality, whatever else he believes; and ...

Watt

Watt

Author : Samuel Beckett
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Genre : Fiction
Get Book

Written in Roussillon during World War Two, while Samuel Beckett was hiding from the Gestapo, Watt was first published in 1953. Beckett acknowledged that this comic novel unlike any other 'has its place in the series' - those masterpieces running from Murphy to the Trilogy, Waiting for Godot and beyond. It ...

Samuel Beckett s Plays on Film and Television

Samuel Beckett s Plays on Film and Television

Author : G. Herren
Publisher : Springer
Genre : Performing Arts
Get Book

This is the first book devoted Beckett's innovative work for the big- and small-screens. Herren examines each of Beckett's film and television plays in depth, emphasizing the central role that memory plays in these haunting works....

Still  Samuel Beckett s Quietism

Still Samuel Beckett s Quietism

Author : Wimbush Andy
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Genre : Philosophy
Get Book

In the 1930s, a young Samuel Beckett confessed to a friend that he had been living his life according to an ‘abject self-referring quietism’. Andy Wimbush argues that ‘quietism’—a philosophical and religious attitude of renunciation and will-lessness—is a key to understanding Beckett’s artistic vision and the development ...

Theatre on Trial

Theatre on Trial

Author : Anna McMullan
Publisher : Routledge
Genre : Performing Arts
Get Book

Theatre on Trial is the first full-length analysis of Samuel Beckett's later drama in the context of contemporary theatre. Audrey McMullan employs a close, textual examination of the later plays as a springboard for exploring ideas around authority, voyeurism, gender and the ideology of stage and TV space. Her application ...

Samuel Beckett as World Literature

Samuel Beckett as World Literature

Author : Thirthankar Chakraborty,Juan Luis Toribio Vazquez
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Genre : Literary Criticism
Get Book

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   s Endgame

Samuel Beckett s Endgame

Author : Anonim
Publisher : BRILL
Genre : Literary Criticism
Get Book

This collection of essays – the first volume in the Dialogue series – brings together new and experienced scholars to present innovative critical approaches to Samuel Beckett’s play Endgame. These essays broach a broad range of topics, many of which are inherently controversial and have generated significant levels of debate in ...

Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett

Author : Lawrence Graver,Raymond Federman
Publisher : Psychology Press
Genre : Literary Criticism
Get Book

The Collected Critical Heritage II comprises 40 volumes covering 19th and 20th century European and American authors. These volumes will be available as a complete set, mini boxes sets (by theme) or as individual volumes. This second set compliments the first 68 volume set of Critical Heritage published by Routledge in October 1995. ...

Performing Embodiment in Samuel Beckett s Drama

Performing Embodiment in Samuel Beckett s Drama

Author : Anna McMullan
Publisher : Routledge
Genre : History
Get Book

The representation and experience of embodiment is a central preoccupation of Samuel Beckett’s drama, one that he explored through diverse media. McMullan investigates the full range of Beckett’s dramatic canon for stage, radio, television and film, including early drama, mimes and unpublished fragments. She examines how Beckett’s ...

Absurdity in Samuel Becketts  Waiting for Godot

Absurdity in Samuel Becketts Waiting for Godot

Author : Lea Lorena Jerns
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Genre : Literary Criticism
Get Book

Seminar paper from the year 2013 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,0, Humboldt-University of Berlin (Anglistik und Amerikanistik), course: Innovative Twentieth-Century Theatre, language: English, abstract: In what way does Samuel Beckett create absurdity in his play "Waiting for Godot" and what is it that makes the “game” with the ...

The Unnamable

The Unnamable

Author : Samuel Beckett
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Genre : Fiction
Get Book

The Unnamable - so named because he knows not who he may be - is from a nameless place. He speaks of previous selves ('all these Murphys, Molloys, and Malones...') as diversions from the need to stop speaking altogether. But, as with the other novels in the trilogy, the ...