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    'I am writing a manifesto because I have nothing to say’ (Soupault): Samuel Beckett and the Interwar Avant-Garde

    Fifield, Peter (2014) 'I am writing a manifesto because I have nothing to say’ (Soupault): Samuel Beckett and the Interwar Avant-Garde. In: Gontarski, S.E. (ed.) The Edinburgh Companion to Samuel Beckett and the Arts. Edinburgh, UK: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 170-184. ISBN 9780748675685.

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    Book synopsis: The 35 new and original chapters in this Companion capture the continued vitality of Beckett studies in drama, music and the visual arts and establish rich and varied cultural contexts for Beckett’s work world-wide. As well as considering topics such as Beckett and science, historiography, geocriticism and philosophy, the volume focuses on the post-centenary impetus within Beckett studies, emphasising a return to primary sources amid letters, drafts, and other documents. Major Beckett critics such as Steven Connor, David Lloyd, Andrew Gibson, John Pilling, Jean-Michel Rabaté, and Mark Nixon, as well as emerging researchers, present the latest critical thinking in 9 key areas: Art & Aesthetics; Fictions; European Context; Irish Context; Film, Radio & Television; Language/Writing; Philosophies; Theatre & Performance; Global Beckett. Edited by eminent Beckett scholar S. E. Gontarski, the Companion draws on the most vital, ground-breaking research to outline the nature of Beckett studies for the next generation.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: School of Arts > English, Theatre and Creative Writing
    Depositing User: Peter Fifield
    Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2019 12:51
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2019 16:53


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