The Poems, Short Fiction, and Criticism of Samuel Beckett: Volume IV of The Grove Centenary Editions

  • Title: The Poems, Short Fiction, and Criticism of Samuel Beckett: Volume IV of The Grove Centenary Editions
  • Author: Samuel Beckett Paul Auster J.M. Coetzee
  • ISBN: 9780802118202
  • Page: 465
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Poems Short Fiction and Criticism of Samuel Beckett Volume IV of The Grove Centenary Editions Edited by Paul Auster this four volume hardcover set of Beckett s canon has been designed by award winner Laura Lindgren Available individually as well as in a boxed set these books are specially b
    Edited by Paul Auster, this four volume hardcover set of Beckett s canon has been designed by award winner Laura Lindgren Available individually, as well as in a boxed set, these books are specially bound with covers featuring images central to Beckett s works Typographical errors that remained uncorrected in the various prior editions have now been corrected in consultaEdited by Paul Auster, this four volume hardcover set of Beckett s canon has been designed by award winner Laura Lindgren Available individually, as well as in a boxed set, these books are specially bound with covers featuring images central to Beckett s works Typographical errors that remained uncorrected in the various prior editions have now been corrected in consultation with Beckett scholars C J Ackerley and S E Gontarski Beckett settled on philosophical comedy as the medium for his uniquely anguished, arrogant, self doubting, scrupulous temperament In the popular mind his name is associated with the mysterious Godot who may or may not come but for whom we wait anyhow In this he seemed to define the mood of an age But his range is wider than that, and his achievement far greater Beckett was an artist possessed by a vision of life without consolation or dignity or promise of grace, in the face of which our only duty is not to lie to ourselves It was a vision to which he gave expression in language of a virile strength and intellectual subtlety that marks him as one of the great prose stylists of the twentieth century J M Coetzee, from his Introduction

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    About Samuel Beckett Paul Auster J.M. Coetzee


    1. Samuel Barclay Beckett was an Irish avant garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet, who lived in France for most of his adult life He wrote in both English and French His work offers a bleak, tragicomic outlook on human nature, often coupled with black comedy and gallows humour.Beckett is widely regarded as among the most influential writers of the 20th century Strongly influenced by James Joyce, he is considered one of the last modernists As an inspiration to many later writers, he is also sometimes considered one of the first postmodernists He is one of the key writers in what Martin Esslin called the Theatre of the Absurd His work became increasingly minimalist in his later career.Beckett was awarded the 1969 Nobel Prize in Literature for his writing, which in new forms for the novel and drama in the destitution of modern man acquires its elevation He was elected Saoi of Aosd na in 1984.


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    1. My 298th read book this year. Finished 5 days prior to the end of the 2014 Reading Challenge.Two hundred ninety-eight (298) is composed of many varied books. 2014 is still another voracious-reading year for me. The year I bravely picked up and read the challenging masterpieces such as Herman Melville's Moby-Dick; or, The Whale (5 stars), Amos Oz's A Tale of Love and Darkness (5 stars), Halldor Laxness' Independent People (5 stars), Eleanor Catton's The Luminaries (4 stars), Charles Dickens' Gre [...]

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    2. For the short fiction and criticism. The poetry is a little "eh."

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