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The Resource The world of Samuel Beckett, 1906-1946, Lois Gordon

The world of Samuel Beckett, 1906-1946, Lois Gordon

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The world of Samuel Beckett, 1906-1946
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The world of Samuel Beckett, 1906-1946
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Lois Gordon
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eng
Summary
Samuel Beckett, whose play Waiting for Godot was one of the most influential works for the post-World War II generation, has long been identified with the debilitated and innocent characters he created. In this provocative book, Lois Gordon offers a new perspective on Beckett, challenging the prevalent image of him as reclusive, self-absorbed, and disturbed. Gordon investigates the first forty years of Beckett's life and finds that he was, on the contrary, a kind and generous man who responded sensitively and even heroically to the world around him. Gordon describes the various places and events that affected Beckett during this formative period: war-torn Dublin during the Easter Uprising and World War I, where he spent his childhood and student days; Belfast and Paris in the 1920s and London during the Depression, where he lived and worked; Germany in 1937, where he traveled and witnessed Hitler's brutal domestic policies; prewar and occupied France, where he was active in the Resistance (for which he was later decorated); and the war-torn town of Saint-Lo in Normandy, which he helped to restore following the liberation. Gordon also portrays the individuals who were important to Beckett: including Jack B. Yeats, Alfred Peron, Thomas McGreevy, and, most significantly, James Joyce, who was a model for Beckett personally, artistically, and politically. Gordon argues convincingly that Beckett was very much aware of the political and cultural turmoil of this period and that the enormously creative works he wrote after World War II can, in fact, be viewed as a product of and testament to those tumultuous times
Biography type
individual biography
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JSTOR
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
The world of Samuel Beckett, 1906-1946, Lois Gordon
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The world of Samuel Beckett, 1906-1946, Lois Gordon
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt32brdh
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Beckett as Hero -- 1. Ireland -- 2. Paris, 1928 -- 3. James Joyce -- 4. Jack B. Yeats -- 5. London -- 6. Germany and Prewar Paris -- 7. France -- 8. Roussillon -- 9. Saint-Lo
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1 online resource (ix, 250 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780300143447
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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illustrations
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remote

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