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The Resource Beckett, modernism and the material imagination, Steven Connor, University of Cambridge

Beckett, modernism and the material imagination, Steven Connor, University of Cambridge

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Beckett, modernism and the material imagination
Title
Beckett, modernism and the material imagination
Statement of responsibility
Steven Connor, University of Cambridge
Title variation
Beckett, Modernism & the Material Imagination
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Steven Connor, one of the most influential critics of twentieth-century literature and culture, has spent much of his career writing and thinking about Samuel Beckett. This book presents Connor's finest published work on Beckett alongside fresh essays that explore how Beckett has shaped major themes in modernism and twentieth-century literature. Through discussions of sport, nausea, slowness, flies, the radio switch, religion and academic life, Connor shows how Beckett's writing is characteristic of a distinctively mundane or worldly modernism, arguing that it is well-attuned to our current concern with the stressed relations between the human and natural worlds. Through Connor's analysis, Beckett's prose, poetry and dramatic works animate a modernism profoundly concerned with life, worldly existence and the idea of the world as such. Lucid, provocative, wide-ranging, and richly informed by critical and cultural theory, this book is required reading for anyone teaching or studying Beckett, modernism and twentieth-century literary studies
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UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
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Connor, Steven
Dewey number
848/.91409
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6003.E282
LC item number
Z62115 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Beckett, Samuel
Label
Beckett, modernism and the material imagination, Steven Connor, University of Cambridge
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: Beckett's finitude; Part I. Bodies: 2. 'My fortieth year had come and gone and I still throwing the javelin': Beckett's athletics; 3. The nauseous character of all flesh; 4. Making flies mean something; Part II. Timepieces: 5. 'I switch off': the ordeals of radio; 6. Looping the loop: tape-time in Burroughs and Beckett; 7. 'In my soul I suppose, where the acoustics are so bad': writing the white noise; 8. Slow going; Part III. Worlds: 9. Beckett's low church; 10. The loutishness of learning; 11. Beckett and the world; 12. 'On such and such a day... in such a world'
Control code
CR9781107444393
Extent
1 online resource (v, 217 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107059221
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Beckett, modernism and the material imagination, Steven Connor, University of Cambridge
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: Beckett's finitude; Part I. Bodies: 2. 'My fortieth year had come and gone and I still throwing the javelin': Beckett's athletics; 3. The nauseous character of all flesh; 4. Making flies mean something; Part II. Timepieces: 5. 'I switch off': the ordeals of radio; 6. Looping the loop: tape-time in Burroughs and Beckett; 7. 'In my soul I suppose, where the acoustics are so bad': writing the white noise; 8. Slow going; Part III. Worlds: 9. Beckett's low church; 10. The loutishness of learning; 11. Beckett and the world; 12. 'On such and such a day... in such a world'
Control code
CR9781107444393
Extent
1 online resource (v, 217 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107059221
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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