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The Cambridge introduction to Samuel Beckett, Rónán McDonald

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The Cambridge introduction to Samuel Beckett
Title
The Cambridge introduction to Samuel Beckett
Statement of responsibility
Rónán McDonald
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is an eloquent and accessible introduction to one of the most important writers of the twentieth century. This book provides biographical and contextual information, but more fundamentally, it also considers how we might think about an enduringly difficult and experimental novelist and playwright who often challenges the very concepts of meaning and interpretation. It deals with his life, intellectual and cultural background, plays, prose, and critical response and relates Beckett's work and vision to the culture and context from which he wrote. McDonald provides a sustained analysis of the major plays, including Waiting for Godot, Endgame, and Happy Days and his major prose works including Murphy, Watt and his famous 'trilogy' of novels (Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable). This introduction concludes by mapping the huge terrain of criticism Beckett's work has prompted, and it explains the turn in recent years to understanding Beckett within his historical context
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McDonald, Ronan
Dewey number
848.91409
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6003.E282
LC item number
Z77574 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge introductions to literature
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Beckett, Samuel
Label
The Cambridge introduction to Samuel Beckett, Rónán McDonald
Instantiates
Publication
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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
Preface -- Beckett's life -- Intellectual and cultural contexts -- Plays -- Prose -- Beckett criticism -- Guide to further reading -- Index
Control code
CR9780511607417
Extent
1 online resource (x, 140 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521547383
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The Cambridge introduction to Samuel Beckett, Rónán McDonald
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
Preface -- Beckett's life -- Intellectual and cultural contexts -- Plays -- Prose -- Beckett criticism -- Guide to further reading -- Index
Control code
CR9780511607417
Extent
1 online resource (x, 140 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521547383
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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