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The New Cambridge Companion to Samuel Beckett

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Dirk Van Hulle, John Pilling, Angela Moorjani, Peter Boxall, Rónán McDonald, Emilie Morin, Mark Nixon, Shane Weller, Anthony Uhlmann, Sam Slote, S. E. Gontarski, Peter Fifield, Jean-Michael Rabate, Ulrika Maude, Sean Kennedy
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  • Date Published: January 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107427815

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  • In the past decade, there has been an unprecedented upsurge of interest in Samuel Beckett's works. The New Cambridge Companion to Samuel Beckett offers an accessible and engrossing introduction to a key set of issues animating the field of Beckett studies today. This companion considers Beckett's lasting significance by addressing a host of relevant topics. Written by a team of renowned scholars, this volume presents a continuum in Beckett studies ranging from theoretical approaches to performance studies, from manuscript research to the study of bilingualism, intertextuality, late modernism, history, philosophy, ethics, body and mind. The emphasis on burgeoning critical approaches aids the reader's understanding of recent developments in Beckett studies while prompting further exploration, assisted by the guide to further reading.

    • Fifteen incisive essays by eminent Beckett scholars
    • A detailed chronology of Beckett's works
    • A clear three-part structure (Canon; Poetics; Topics)
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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107427815
    • length: 266 pages
    • dimensions: 226 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.36kg
    • contains: 4 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Early Beckett: 'the one looking through his fingers' John Pilling
    2. Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable: the novel reshaped Angela Moorjani
    3. Still stirrings: Beckett's prose from Texts for Nothing to 'Stirrings Still' Peter Boxall
    4. Waiting for Godot and Beckett's cultural impact Rónán McDonald
    5. Endgame and shorter plays: religious, political and other readings Emilie Morin
    6. Ruptures of the visual: Beckett as critic and poet Mark Nixon
    7. Beckett and late modernism Shane Weller
    8. Beckett's intertexts Anthony Uhlmann
    9. Bilingual Beckett: beyond the linguistic turn Sam Slote
    10. Samuel Beckett and the 'idea' of theatre: performance through Artaud and Deleuze S. E. Gontarski
    11. Samuel Beckett with, in and around philosophy Peter Fifield
    12. Love and lobsters: Beckett's meta-ethics Jean-Michael Rabaté
    13. Beckett, body and mind Ulrika Maude
    14. 'Humanity in ruins': Beckett and history Seán Kennedy.

  • Editor

    Dirk Van Hulle, Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium
    Dirk Van Hulle is Professor of English Literature at the University of Antwerp. With Mark Nixon, he is co-director of the Beckett Digital Manuscript Project (BDMP). He is also editor in chief of the Journal of Beckett Studies. Van Hulle is the author of Textual Awareness, Manuscript Genetics: Joyce's Know-How, Beckett's Nohow and The Making of Samuel Beckett's 'Stirrings Still' and 'what is the word'. His most recent publication is Modern Manuscripts: The Extended Mind and Creative Undoing.


    Dirk Van Hulle, John Pilling, Angela Moorjani, Peter Boxall, Rónán McDonald, Emilie Morin, Mark Nixon, Shane Weller, Anthony Uhlmann, Sam Slote, S. E. Gontarski, Peter Fifield, Jean-Michael Rabate, Ulrika Maude, Sean Kennedy

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