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The Poems, Short Fiction, and Criticism of Samuel Beckett

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Samuel Beckett is recognized as one of the pivotal geniuses of modern literature. His literary output included novels, stories, poems, and plays, including Waiting for Godot, widely considered one of existentialisms founding texts. This volume, originally published to celebrate the centenary of his birth, brings together his most distinguished poems, such as “Whoroscope,” “Echos Bones,” and “Saint-Lô”; significant short prose, including “More Pricks Than Kicks,” “Dante and the Lobster,” and “First Love”; and his critical writings including “Dante . . . Bruno.Vico . . ” “Joyce,” “Three Dialogues,” and “Proust.”

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Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), one of the leading literary and dramatic figures of the twentieth century, was born in Foxrock, Ireland and attended Trinity University in Dublin. In 1928, he visited Paris for the first time and fell in with a number of avant-garde writers and artists, including James Joyce. In 1937, he settled in Paris permanently. Beckett wrote in both English and French, though his best-known works are mostly in the latter language. A prolific writer of novels, short stories, and poetry, he is remembered principally for his works for the theater, which belong to the tradition of the Theater of the Absurd and are characterized by their minimalist approach, stripping drama to its barest elements. In 1969, Beckett was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature and commended for having 'transformed the destitution of man into his exaltation.' Beckett died in Paris in 1989.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802144645
Author:
Beckett, Samuel
Publisher:
Grove Press
Editor:
Auster, Paul
Author:
Samu
Author:
Auster, Paul
Author:
el Beckett
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20150931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
592
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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