Dream Of Fair To Middling Women

✏Book Title : Dream of Fair to Middling Women
✏Author : Samuel Beckett
✏Publisher : Simon and Schuster
✏Release Date : 2011-10-15
✏Pages : 272
✏ISBN : 9781628721942
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Dream of Fair to Middling Women Book Summary : This is Samuel Beckett’s first novel and “literary landmark” (St. Petersburg Times)—a savory introduction to the Nobel Prize–winning author. Written in the summer of 1932, when the twenty-six-year-old Beckett was poor and struggling to make ends meet, Dream of Fair to Middling Women offers a rare and revealing portrait of the artist as a young man. Later on, Beckett would call the novel “the chest into which I threw all my wild thoughts.” When he submitted it to several publishers, all of them found it too literary, too scandalous, or too risky, and it was sadly never published during his lifetime. In this stunning first novel, Belacqua—a young version of Molloy, whose love is divided between two women, Smeraldina-Rima and Alba—“wrestles with his lusts and learning across vocabularies and continents, before a final ‘relapse into Dublin’,” says the New Yorker. Youthfully exuberant and visibly influenced by Joyce, Dream of Fair to Middling Women is a work of extraordinary virtuosity. Beckett delights in the wordplay and sheer joy of language that mark his later work. Above all in this handsomely bound hardcover edition, the story brims with the black humor that, like brief stabs of sunlight, pierces the darkness of his vision.

✏Book Title : A Companion to Dream of Fair to Middling Women
✏Author : John Pilling
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2004
✏Pages : 392
✏ISBN : 1892770024
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏A Companion to Dream of Fair to Middling Women Book Summary :

✏Book Title : Damned to Fame the Life of Samuel Beckett
✏Author : James Knowlson
✏Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
✏Release Date : 2014-10-16
✏Pages : 896
✏ISBN : 9781408857663
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Damned to Fame the Life of Samuel Beckett Book Summary : Samuel Beckett's long-standing friend, James Knowlson, recreates Beckett's youth in Ireland, his studies at Trinity College, Dublin in the early 1920s and from there to the Continent, where he plunged into the multicultural literary society of late-1920s Paris. The biography throws new light on Beckett's stormy relationship with his mother, the psychotherapy he received after the death of his father and his crucial relationship with James Joyce. There is also material on Beckett's six-month visit to Germany as the Nazi's tightened their grip.;The book includes unpublished material on Beckett's personal life after he chose to live in France, including his own account of his work for a Resistance cell during the war, his escape from the Gestapo and his retreat into hiding.;Obsessively private, Beckett was wholly committed to the work which eventually brought his public fame, beginning with the controversial success of "Waiting for Godot" in 1953, and culminating in the award of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969.;James Knowlson is the general editor of "The Theatrical Notebooks of Samuel Beckett".

✏Book Title : The Cambridge Companion to Beckett
✏Author : John Pilling
✏Publisher : Cambridge University Press
✏Release Date : 1994-03-17
✏Pages : 249
✏ISBN : 0521424135
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Cambridge Companion to Beckett Book Summary : This book provides thirteen introductory essays on every aspect of the work of Samuel Beckett, paying particular attention to his most famous plays (e.g. Waiting for Godot and Endgame) and his prose fictions (e.g. the "trilogy" and Murphy). Further essays tackle his radio and television drama, his theater directing and his poetry, followed by more general issues such as Beckett's bilingualism and his relationship to the philosophers. A chronology of Beckett's life, a list of French and English titles and a list for further reading provide additional reference material.

📒All Sturm And No Drang ✍ Dirk Van Hulle

✏Book Title : All Sturm and No Drang
✏Author : Dirk Van Hulle
✏Publisher : Rodopi
✏Release Date : 2007
✏Pages : 428
✏ISBN : 9789042023017
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏All Sturm and No Drang Book Summary : This new issue of Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd'hui contains three sections: Beckett and Romanticism, the conference proceedings of Beckett at Reading 2006, and finally a collection of miscellaneous essays. In the past few decades there have been scattered efforts to address the topic of Beckett and Romanticism, but it remains difficult to fathom his ambiguous and somewhat paradoxical attitude toward this period in literature, music and art history. Although far from being a comprehensive examination, the dossier on “Beckett and Romanticism” represents the first sustained attempt to give an impetus to the study of this complex theme. Presented here are contributions on Beckett's attitudes toward Romantic aesthetics in general, including notions such as the sublime, irony, failure, ruins, fragments, fancy, imagination, epitaphs, translation, unreachable horizons, the infinite, the infinitesimal and the unfinished, but also on Beckett's reading about the Romantic period, his affinity with specific Romantic artists and their influence on works such as Murphy, the trilogy, Krapp's Last Tape andAll Strange Away. The second part of the current issue presents a selection of papers given at the Beckett at Reading 2006 conference in Reading, organised by the Beckett International Foundation to honour the writer's centenary. Reflecting the importance of the Beckett Foundation's Archive to scholars, many of these essays present new empirical research in the field of manuscript studies. Further areas of research are illuminated by other contributions which, together with the essays contained in the 'Free Space' section, show the importance and benefits of scholarly dialogue and cross-fertilization between different approaches in current Beckett Studies.

✏Book Title : Beckett Joyce and the Art of the Negative
✏Author : Colleen Jaurretche
✏Publisher : Rodopi
✏Release Date : 2005
✏Pages : 246
✏ISBN : 9789042016170
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Beckett Joyce and the Art of the Negative Book Summary : Contains English Literature of the 20th century.

📒Samuel Beckett ✍ Angela B. Moorjani

✏Book Title : Samuel Beckett
✏Author : Angela B. Moorjani
✏Publisher : Rodopi
✏Release Date : 2001
✏Pages : 493
✏ISBN : 9042012102
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Samuel Beckett Book Summary : From the contents: Beckett and the quest for meaning (Martin Esslin). - Beckett's tonic laughter (Manfred Pfister). - The magic triangle: James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Arno Schmidt (Friedhelm Rathjen). - Beckett performed in Italy (Annamaria Cascetta). - Beckett and synaesthesia (Yoshiki Tajiri). - Beckett versus the reader (Michael Guest).

✏Book Title : Pastiches Parodies Other Immitations
✏Author : Marius Buning
✏Publisher : Rodopi
✏Release Date : 2002
✏Pages : 325
✏ISBN : 9042010843
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📒Beckett Before Godot ✍ John Pilling

✏Book Title : Beckett Before Godot
✏Author : John Pilling
✏Publisher : Cambridge University Press
✏Release Date : 2004-07-29
✏Pages : 292
✏ISBN : 0521604516
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Beckett Before Godot Book Summary : A leading Beckett scholar and editor of the Cambridge Companion to Beckett, offers a coherent critical account of Beckett's earliest years.

📒Women In Beckett ✍ Linda Ben-Zvi

✏Book Title : Women in Beckett
✏Author : Linda Ben-Zvi
✏Publisher : University of Illinois Press
✏Release Date : 1992
✏Pages : 260
✏ISBN : 0252062566
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Women in Beckett Book Summary :