Samuel Beckett’s Legacies in American Fiction
  • Author : James Baxter
  • Release Date : 30 November 2021
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN 13 : 9783030815721

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Book excerpt: 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 generation in relation to the emergence of an explosive American avant-garde. In turn, this study provides a valuable insight into the practical realities of Beckett’s dissemination in America, following the author’s long-standing relationship with the countercultural magazine Evergreen Review and its dramatic role in redrawing the possibilities of American culture in the 1960s. While Beckett would be largely removed from his American context, this book follows his vigorous, albeit sometimes awkward, reception alongside the authors and institutions central to shaping his legacies in 20th and 21st century America.

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 ...

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Publisher : Springer
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A study of the 30-year collaboration between playwright Samuel Beckett and director Alan Schneider, Bianchini reconstructs their shared American productions between 1956 and 1984. By examining how Beckett was introduced to American audiences, this book leads into a wider historical discussion of American theatre in the mid-to-late 20th century....

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Publisher : A&C Black
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Author : S E (Florida State University) Gontarski
Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Author : S.E. Gontarski
Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A landmark collection showcasing the diversity of Samuel Beckett's creative output The 35 original chapters in this Companion capture the continued vitality of Beckett studies in drama, music and the visual arts and establish rich and varied cultural contexts for Beckett's work world-wide. As well as considering topics such as Beckett ...

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Author : Scott Ortolano
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Genre : Performing Arts
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Popular Modernism and Its Legacies reconfigures modernist studies to investigate how modernist concepts, figures, and aesthetics continue to play essential--though often undetected--roles across an array of contemporary works, genres, and mediums. Featuring both established and emerging scholars, each of the book's three sections offers a distinct perspective on popular modernism. ...

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Irish writer, dramatist, and poet Samuel Beckett is widely recognized as one of the most important literary figures of our time. In 2006 the numerous worldwide events celebrating the centenary of Beckett's birth were a striking testament to the importance of his works. These events served also as confirmation of the ...

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Publisher : Springer Nature
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