British and irish authors
While providing a critical introduction for the student of Samuel Beckett’s work, and for other readers and theatre-goers who have been influenced by it, this study also presents an original perspective on one of the century’s greatest writers of prose fiction and drama. Andrew Kennedy links Beckett’s vision of a diminished humanity with his art of formally and verbally diminished resources, and traces the fundamental simplicity –
and coherence – of Beckett’s work beneath its complex textures. In a section on the plays, Dr Kennedy stresses the humour and tragicomic humanism alongside the theatrical effectiveness; and in a discussion of the fiction (the celebrated trilogy of novels) he relates the relentless diminution of the ‘story’ to the diminishing selfhood of the narrator. An introduction outlines the personal, cultural and specifically literary contexts of Beckett’s writing, while a concluding chapter offers up-to-date reflections on his oeuvre, from the point of view of the themes highlighted throughout the book.
This study, complete with a chronological table and a guide to further reading, will prove stimulating for both beginners and advanced students of Beckett.
جهت استعلام قيمت و سفارش چاپ اين محصول لطفا با انتشارات گنج حضور تماس حاصل فرماييد
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