The Edinburgh companion to Samuel Beckett and the arts / edited by S.E. Gontarski
- Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 
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- Physical Description:
- vii, 504 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of color plates : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
- Additional Creators:
- Gontarski, S. E.
- Introduction : towards a minoritarian criticism : the questions we ask / S.E. Gontarski -- 'Deux Besoins' : Samuel Beckett and the aesthetic dilemma / C.J. Ackerley -- 'Siege laid again' : Arikha's gaze, Beckett's painted stage / David Lloyd -- Convulsive aesthetics : Beckett, Chaplin and Charcot / Ulrike Maude -- Pain degree zero / Sam Slote -- Sexual indifference in the Three novels / Paul Stewart -- A neuropolitics of subjectivity in Samuel Beckett's Three novels / Andrew V. McFeaters -- Evening, night and other shades of dark : Beckett's short prose / Tomasz Wiśnieswki -- French Beckett and French literary politics 1945-52 / Andrew Gibson -- Beckett/Sade : texts for nothing / John Pilling -- Beckett's Masson : from abstraction to non-relation / Jean-Michel Rabaté -- Beckett, Duthuit and ongoing dialogue / Anthony Uhlmann -- Gloria SMH and Beckett's linguistic encryptions / Laura Salisbury -- 'I am writing a manifesto because I have nothing to say' (Soupault) : Samuel Beckett and the interwar avant-garde / Peter Fifield -- Beckett and contemporary French literature / Sief Houppermans -- The 'Irish' translation of Samuel Beckett's En attendant Godot / Anthony Roche -- Odds, ends, beginnings : Samuel Beckett and theatre cultures in 1930s Dublin / Emilie Morin -- 'Bid us sigh on from day to day' : Beckett and the Irish big house / Seán Kennedy -- A womb with a view : Film as regression fantasy / Graley Herren -- 'The sound is enough' : Beckett's radio plays / Everett C. Frost -- 'Was that a point?' Beckett's punctuation / Steven Connor -- Beckett's unpublished canon / Mark Nixon -- Textual scars : Beckett, genetic criticism and textual scholarship / Dirk Van Hulle -- Beckett's Ill seen ill said : reading the subject, subject to reading / Adam Piette -- Beckett and philosophy / Matthew Feldman -- 'Ruse a by' : Watt, the rupture of the everyday and transcendental empiricism / S.E. Gontarski -- Beckett, modernism and Christianity / Erik Tonning -- 'Oh lovely art' : Beckett and music / David Tucker -- Victimised actors and despotic directors : clichés of theatre at stake in Beckett's Catastrophe / Laura Peja -- Staging the modernist monologue as capable negativity : Beckett's 'A piece of monologue' between and beyond Eliot and Joyce / John Paul Riquelme -- Designing Beckett : Jocelyn Herbert's contribution to Samuel Beckett's theatrical aesthetics / Anna McMullan -- Dianoetic laughter in tragedy : accepting finitude--Beckett's Endgame / Annamaria Cascetta -- Performing the formless / Geneviève Chevallier -- 'Facing other windows' : Beckett in Brazil / Fábio de Souza Andrade -- Beckett in Belgrade / Predrag Todorovic -- 'Struggling with a dead language' : language of others in All that fall and the Japanese avant-garde theatre in the 1960s / Mariko Hori Tanaka.
- "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"--Publisher.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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