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The Letters of Samuel Beckett

The Letters of Samuel Beckett

Volume 3. 1957–1965

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George Craig, Dan Gunn
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  • Publication planned for: September 2014
  • availability: Not yet published - available from September 2014
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521867955

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  • This third volume of The Letters of Samuel Beckett focuses on the years when Beckett is striving to find a balance between the demands put upon him by his growing international fame, and his need for the peace and silence from which new writing might emerge. This is the period in which Beckett launches into work for radio, film and, later, into television. It also marks his return to writing fiction, with his first major piece for a decade, Comment c'est (How It Is). Where hitherto he has been reticent about the writing process, now he devotes letter after letter to describing and explaining his work in progress. For the first time Beckett has a woman as his major correspondent: a relationship shown in his intense and abundant letters to Barbara Bray. The volume also provides critical introductions, chronologies, explanatory notes and profiles of Beckett's main correspondents.

    • The first authorised edition of Samuel Beckett's letters, selected from his entire corpus and gathered from archives and private collections worldwide
    • This volume contains his intense and abundant letters to Barbara Bray - the first time Beckett has a woman as his major correspondent
    • Includes full explanatory notes, chronologies, profiles of Beckett's main correspondents and detailed references to the location of the letters
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    "A model edition,Letters, is an invaluable asset not only to Beckettian scholarship but also to readers with a keen interest in the author's work..."
    -Erica Mihalycsa,Babes-Bolyai University

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    • Publication planned for: September 2014
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521867955
    • dimensions: 216 x 138 mm
    • contains: 29 b/w illus.
    • availability: Not yet published - available from September 2014
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    General introduction
    French translator's preface George Craig
    Editorial procedures
    Acknowledgements
    Permissions
    List of abbreviations
    Introduction to Volume III Dan Gunn
    Letters 1957–1965
    Appendix: profiles
    Bibliography of works cited
    Index of recipients
    Index of first names
    Summary listing of Samuel Beckett's works, Volume III
    General index.

  • Author

    Samuel Beckett

    Editors

    George Craig, University of Sussex
    George Craig, Editor and French Translator, is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Sussex.

    Martha Dow Fehsenfeld, Emory University, Atlanta
    Martha Dow Fehsenfeld, Founding Editor, was authorized by Samuel Beckett to edit his correspondence in 1985.

    Dan Gunn, The American University of Paris, France
    Dan Gunn, Editor, is Professor of Comparative Literature and English at The American University of Paris.

    Lois More Overbeck, Emory University, Atlanta
    Lois More Overbeck, General Editor, is a Research Associate of the Laney Graduate School, Emory University.

    Contributors

    George Craig, Dan Gunn

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