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Beckett before Godot - John Pilling

Beckett before Godot

Hardcover Published: 28th February 1998
ISBN: 9780521464963
Number Of Pages: 292

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In Beckett before Godot, John Pilling reevaluates the formative years of Beckett between the publication of his first work in 1929 and the composition late in 1946 of The Calmative, his last work before "the trilogy." Using a wealth of unpublished manuscripts and correspondence from around the world, Pilling offers for the first time a coherent critical narrative of Beckett's development during this long period of apprenticeship. Beckett before Godot modifies and enhances our understanding of one of this century's most influential authors.

Industry Reviews

'Anyone wishing to study Beckett before Godot will be indebted to Pilling for the wealth of material he has sifted and presented here.' Times Literary Supplement ' ... a fascinating ... study of the development of Beckett the literary writer.' Theatre Research International 'Beckett before Godot is a marvelous book. Pilling's reader comes away with a new appreciation for not only the text under discussion but also the struggles of the artist behind the text ... an insightful and demanding book.' The Beckett Circle 'Beckett Before Godot offers a much needed study of Beckett's 'formative years' from 1929 to 1946 ... Beckett Before Godot demonstrates meticulous scholarship, referring to the MacGreevy correspondence and to Knowlson's biography to provide contexts for the creation of specific works.' Theatre Research International

Dante ... Bruno ... Vico ... Joyce and Assumption: 'the prospect of self-extension'
From a view to a kill: Proust and Le Concentrisme
Dream of Fair to Middling Women: 'a solution of continuity'
More poems than precipitates: towards Echo's Bones and beyond
In the interval: More Pricks Than Kicks
Beckett as bookman: the reviews
Figure and ground: Murphy
Dissonance: 1937û1940
Watt and Watt not
Texts for something: 'a universe becomes provisional'
Mercier et Camier and the nouvelles: 'the vicissitudes of the road'
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ISBN: 9780521464963
ISBN-10: 052146496X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 292
Published: 28th February 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.6