On Beckett: Essays and Criticism (Revised Edition) (Anthem Studies in Theatre and Performance)

On Beckett: Essays and Criticism (Revised Edition) (Anthem Studies in Theatre and Performance)

S. E. Gontarski


S. E. Gontarski (ed.)

“On Beckett: Essays and Criticism” is the 1st selection of writings in regards to the Nobel Prize–winning writer that covers the full spectrum of his paintings, and likewise presents a unprecedented glimpse of the personal Beckett.

More has been written approximately Samuel Beckett than approximately the other author of this century – numerous books and articles facing him are in print, and the development keeps geometrically. “On Beckett” brings jointly the most perceptive writings from the huge quantity of scrutiny that has been lavished at the guy; as well as broadly learn essays there are contributions from extra vague assets, viewpoints now not often obvious. jointly they permit the reader to go into the realm of a author whose paintings has left an influence at the awareness of our time might be unequalled via that of the other contemporary artistic imagination.

The members comprise the names of many of the minds of the 20th century who've grappled in print with the which means of the Beckett phenomenon. between them are some of the artists who had an incredible function in bringing Beckett’s paintings to the level and who labored side-by-side with Beckett, corresponding to Alan Schneider, Roger Blin, Herbert Blau and Jackie MacGowran. additionally integrated are a number of the most well known writers of our time, whose come upon with the paintings of Beckett has produced lasting statement, corresponding to Georges Bataille, Maurice Blanchot and Martin Esslin. one of the famous Beckett students chanced on listed here are Ruby Cohn, Walter D. Asmus, and James Knowlson. An interview with Susan Sontag and William S. Burroughs completes the book.

Contents

The crucial Beckett: A Preface to the second one variation – S. E. Gontarski; A Beckett Chronology; Acknowledgments; Crritics and Crriticism: “Getting Known”– advent via S. E. Gontarski; PRELIMINARIES: Beckett and “Merlin” – Richard W. Seaver; Samuel Beckett and the visible Arts: The Embarrassment of Allegory – Dougald McMillan; while is the top no longer the top? the assumption of Fiction in Beckett – Wolfgang Iser; THE web page: “Murphy” and the makes use of of Repetition – Rubin Rabinovitz; “Watt” – Lawrence E. Harvey; “Mercier and Camier”: Narration, Dante, and the Couple – Eric P. Levy; Molloy’s Silence – Georges Bataille; the place Now? Who Now? – Maurice Blanchot; The Voice and Its phrases: “How It Is”– J. E. Dearlove; The Unnamable’s First Voice? – Chris Ackerley; among Verse and Prose: Beckett and the recent Poetry – Marjorie Perloff; “Worstward Ho” – Dougald McMillan; THE level: MacGowran on Beckett – interview by means of Richard Toscan; Blin on Beckett – interview by means of Tom Bishop; operating with Beckett – Alan Schneider; Notes from the Underground: “Waiting for Godot” and “Endgame” – Herbert Blau; Beckett Directs “Godot” – Walter D. Asmus; Beckett Directs: “Endgame” and “Krapp’s final Tape” – Ruby Cohn; Literary Allusions in “Happy Days” – S. E. Gontarski; Counterpoint, Absence, and the Medium in Beckett’s “Not I” – Paul Lawley; practice session Notes for the German most effective of Beckett’s “That Time” and “Footfalls” – Walter D. Asmus; “Footfalls” – James Knowlson; Samuel Beckett and the paintings of Radio – Martin Esslin; mild, Sound, circulate, and motion in Beckett’s “Rockaby” – Enoch Brater; Beckett’s “Ohio Impromptu”: A View from the Isle of Swans – Pierre Astier; “Quad” and “Catastrophe” – S. E. Gontarski; CODA: Burroughs with Beckett in Berlin – edited via Victor Bockris; Notes on participants

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