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By Linda Ben-Zvi,Angela Moorjani

ISBN-10: 0195325478

ISBN-13: 9780195325478

ISBN-10: 0195325486

ISBN-13: 9780195325485

The yr 2006 marked the centenary of the start of Nobel-Prize successful playwright and novelist Samuel Beckett. To commemorate the social gathering, this assortment brings jointly twenty-three major overseas Beckett students from ten nations, who tackle the centenary problem of "revolving it all": that's, going "back to Beckett"-the identify of an prior examine by way of critic Ruby Cohn, to whom the ebook is dedicated-in order to reconsider conventional readings and theories; supply new contexts and institutions; and reconsider his effect at the sleek mind's eye and legacy to destiny generations.

These unique essays, so much first provided by means of the Samuel Beckett operating crew on the Dublin centenary social gathering, are divided into 3 sections: (1) pondering via Beckett, (2) moving views, and (3) Echoing Beckett. As again and again in his canon, photographs precede phrases. The e-book opens with stills from motion pictures of experimental filmmaker Peter Gidal and unpublished excerpts from Beckett's 1936-37 German trip Diaries, offered via Beckett biographer James Knowlson, with permission from the Beckett estate.

Renowned director and theatre theoretician Herbert Blau follows along with his own Beckett "thinking through." Others partially I discover Beckett and philosophy (Abbott), the impacts of Bergson (Gontarski) and Leibniz (Mori), Beckett and autobiography (Locatelli), and Agamben on post-Holocaust testimony (Jones). Essays partially II recontextualize Beckett's works on the subject of iconography (Moorjani), movie theoretician Rudolf Arnheim (Engelberts), Marshall McLuhan (Ben-Zvi), exilic writing (McMullan), Pierre Bourdieu's literary box (Siess), romanticism (Brater), social theorists Adorno and Horkheimer (Degani-Raz), and function concerns (Rodríguez-Gago). half III relates Beckett's writing to that of Yeats (Okamuro), Paul Auster (Campbell), Caryl Churchill (Diamond), William Saroyan (Bryden), Minoru Betsuyaku and Harold Pinter (Tanaka) and Morton Feldman and Jasper Johns (Laws). eventually, Beckett himself turns into a personality in different playwrights' works (Zeifman). Taken jointly those essays make a transparent case for the demanding situations and rewards of considering via Beckett in his moment century.

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