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The Complete Short Prose of Samuel Beckett 1929 1989

Author : Samuel Beckett
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Nobel Prize winner Samuel Beckett was one of the most profoundly original writers of the 20th century. He gave expression to the anguish and isolation of the individual consciousness with a purity and minimalism that have altered the shape of world literature. A tremendously influential poet and dramatist, Beckett spoke of his prose fiction as the "important writing," the medium in which he distilled his ideas most powerfully. Here, for the first time, his short prose is gathered in a definitive, complete volume by leading Beckett scholar S. E. Gontarski.

Short Story Index

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A Theory of Minimalism

Author : Marc Botha
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The explosion of minimalism into the worlds of visual arts, music and literature in the mid-to-late twentieth century presents one of the most radical and decisive revolutions in aesthetic history. Detested by some, embraced by others, minimalism's influence was immediate, pervasive and lasting, significantly changing the way we hear music, see art and read literature. In The Theory of Minimalism, Marc Botha offers the first general theory of minimalism, equally applicable to literature, the visual arts and music. He argues that minimalism establishes an aesthetic paradigm for rethinking realism in genuinely radical terms. In dialogue with thinkers from both the analytic and continental traditions – including Kant, Danto, Agamben, Badiou and Meillassoux – Botha develops a constellation of concepts which together encapsulate the transhistorcial and transdisciplinary reach of minimalism. Illustrated by a range of historical, canonical and contemporary minimalist works of different media, from the caves of early Christian ascetics to Samuel Beckett's late prose, Botha offers a bold and provocative argument which will equip readers with the tools to engage critically with past, present and future minimalism, and to recognize how, in a culture caught between the poles of excess and austerity, minimalism still matters.

Silence and Articulacy in the Poetry of Medbh McGuckian

Author : Maureen E. Ruprecht Fadem
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Silence and Articulacy in the Poetry of Medbh McGuckian is an innovative contribution to the scholarship on Belfast poet, Medbh McGuckian. This book considers the entire oeuvre of this globally respected Irish woman writer, a member of the contemporary avant-garde with now fifteen (U.S. published) volumes and numerous individual publications. The author positions McGuckian’s oeuvre as political and historical poetry and offers a provocative new assessment of its crafted silences. This work argues that it is the muted character of McGuckian’s poems—a consequence of a defamiliarized language, the overwhelming sway of the image, and a profusion of intertextual quoting—that constitutes their agency and force. The silences are read as a response to the precarious positionality of poet and speaker at the site of “disaster” and the limits of articulacy. In line with Rukeyser’s notion of the life of poetry, the life of McGuckian's silences is located, Fadem argues, in the poems’ production, as revealed self-reflexively, and in their prolonged consumption. This oeuvre operates as a formidable counter-discourse by converting poetry's reception into a much protracted task that redistributes the temporal economy of poem and reader and disrupts the given structures of time, place, and the order of things.

Placeless People

Author : Lyndsey Stonebridge
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The twentieth century bore witness to the creation of a new class of person: the placeless people; those who cross frontiers and fall out of nation states; the refugees; the stateless; the rightless. Unlike genocide, the impact of mass displacement on modern thought and literature has yet to be recognised. For writers such as Hannah Arendt, Franz Kafka, George Orwell, Samuel Beckett, Simone Weil, among others, the outcasts of the twentieth century raised vitalquestions about sovereignty, humanism and the future of human rights. Placeless People combines an account of these first responses to the era of the refugee with a critique of contemporary humanitariansensibilities.

The Beckett Circle

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Journal of Beckett Studies

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Beckett s Words

Author : David Kleinberg-Levin
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At stake in this book is a struggle with language in a time when our old faith in the redeeming of the word-and the word's power to redeem-has almost been destroyed. Drawing on Benjamin's political theology, his interpretation of the German Baroque mourning play, and Adorno's critical aesthetic theory, but also on the thought of poets and many other philosophers, especially Hegel's phenomenology of spirit, Nietzsche's analysis of nihilism, and Derrida's writings on language, Kleinberg-Levin shows how, because of its communicative and revelatory powers, language bears the utopian "promise of happiness," the idea of a secular redemption of humanity, at the very heart of which must be the achievement of universal justice. In an original reading of Beckett's plays, novels and short stories, Kleinberg-Levin shows how, despite inheriting a language damaged, corrupted and commodified, Beckett redeems dead or dying words and wrests from this language new possibilities for the expression of meaning. Without denying Beckett's nihilism, his picture of a radically disenchanted world, Kleinberg-Levin calls attention to moments when his words suddenly ignite and break free of their despair and pain, taking shape in the beauty of an austere yet joyous lyricism, suggesting that, after all, meaning is still possible.

Samuel Beckett

Author : Christopher Murray
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Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969, Samuel Beckett's influence on 20th century fiction and drama is immeasurable. Published in conjunction with the RTÃ? (Radio Telefís Ã?ireann) Thomas Davis Lecture Series to mark the centenary of Beckettâ??s birth, Samuel Beckett - 100 Years consists of thirteen essays by many of the foremost academics studying Beckett today. Literary luminaries such as John Banville and Anthony Cronin line up alongside philosophers Dermot Moran and Richard Kearney to delve into the psyche of the man responsible for classics such as Murphy, Krapp's Last Tape, and Waiting for Godot, while actors Barry McGovern and Rosemary Pountney describe what makes his works so theatrical. The book is a challenging and serious look at Beckettâ??s work and its impact on literature today.

British Writers

Author : Jay Parini
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This supplement reflects the newest scholarship on some of the most important figures featured in the original "British Writers" set. Twenty brand new articles, all written by scholars, provide a fresh look at writers such as Chaucer, William Blake, Charles Dickens, James Joyce, W. B. Yeats, T. S. Eliot, Joseph Conrad and many others.

Tale Novella Short Story

Author : Wolfgang Görtschacher
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Modern British Literature A G

Author : Laurie Di Mauro
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Library Journal

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Journal of the short story in English

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Irish University Review

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A journal of Irish studies.

Reference Guide to World Literature Authors

Author : Sara Pendergast
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Online version of the 2-vol. work issued by St. James Press, 2003, in series St. James reference guides.

Change All the Names

Author : Jeremy Parrott
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Studies in the Literary Imagination

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Twentieth Century Short Story Explication 1995 1996

Author : Warren S. Walker
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Contains over 6000 entries that provide a bibliography of interpretations for short stories published between 1989 and 2000.

CR The Centennial Review

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