Samuel Beckett

BookSamuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett

Writers and Their Work

2004

October 1st, 2004

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A concise and informative account of the development of Beckett's prose and drama from the early experiments in fiction through the major work to the minimal.

'...the most accessible work on Beckett the playwright'
Years Work in English Studies


'...a huge amount of scholarly discussion in a highly readable manner'
Nordic Irish Studies

'I think this is the best introduction to Becket that I've ever read.'
Prof Steven Connor, Peterhouse, Cambridge University

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Sinead Mooney is a Professor at the National University of Ireland, Galway

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Cover1
Half Title2
Title Page4
Copyright5
Contents6
Acknowledgements7
Biographical Outline8
Abbreviations13
Note on the Text14
Prologue16
1 'Difficult music': The Early Fiction19
2 Botched Autobiographies: The Trilogy36
3 Fearful Symmetries: Waiting for Godot to Play55
4 'Ghost rooms': The Late Theatre78
5 'Fancy dead': The Post-Trilogy Prose98
6 Screens and Sounds: Radio, Film and Television Drama116
Notes131
Select Bibliography138
Index144