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RQ-50332-08
Letters of Samuel Beckett
Lois Overbeck, Emory University

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The Letters of Samuel Beckett Volume II: 1941-1956 (Book) [show prizes]
Title: The Letters of Samuel Beckett Volume II: 1941-1956
Author: Samuel Beckett
Editor: Lois More Overbeck
Editor: George Craig
Editor: Martha Dow Fehsenfeld
Editor: Dan Gunn
Abstract: This second volume of The Letters of Samuel Beckett opens with the war years, when it was often impossible or too dangerous to correspond. The surge of letters beginning in 1945, and their variety, are matched by the outpouring and the range of Beckett's published work. Primarily written in French and later translated by the author, the work includes stories, a series of novels (Molloy, Malone meurt and L'Innommable), essays and plays – most notably En attendant Godot. The letters chronicle a passionately committed but little known writer evolving into a figure of international reputation, and his response to such fame. The volume provides detailed introductions which discuss Beckett's situation during the war and his crucial move into the French language, as well as translations of the letters, explanatory notes, year-by-year chronologies, profiles of correspondents and other contextual information.
Year: 2011
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/the-letters-of-samuel-beckett-volume-ii-1941-1956-edited-by-george-craig-martha-dow-fehsenfeld-dan-gunn-and-lois-more-overbeck/oclc/761241700&referer=brief_results
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Secondary URL: http://www.cambridge.org/gb/knowledge/isbn/item6218770/?site_locale=en_GB
Secondary URL Description: Publisher's listing
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Type: Translation
Type: Scholarly Edition
ISBN: 9780521867948
Translator: George Craig

The Letters of Samuel Beckett Volume 1: 1929-1940 (Book) [show prizes]
Title: The Letters of Samuel Beckett Volume 1: 1929-1940
Author: Samuel Beckett
Editor: George Craig
Editor: Martha Dow Fehsenfeld
Editor: Lois More Overbeck
Editor: Dan Gunn
Abstract: The letters written by Samuel Beckett between 1929 and 1940 provide a vivid and personal view of Western Europe in the 1930s, and mark the gradual emergence of Beckett's unique voice and sensibility. The Cambridge University Press edition of The Letters of Samuel Beckett offers for the first time a comprehensive range of letters of one of the greatest literary figures of the twentieth century. Selected for their bearing on his work from over 15,000 extant letters, the letters published in this four-volume edition encompass sixty years of Beckett's writing life (1929–1989), and include letters to friends, painters and musicians, as well as to students, publishers, translators, and colleagues in the world of literature and theatre. For anyone interested in twentieth-century literature and theatre this edition is essential reading, offering not only a record of Beckett's achievements but a powerful literary experience in itself.
Year: 2009
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/letters-of-samuel-beckett/oclc/231581070&referer=brief_results
Primary URL Description: WorldCat listing
Secondary URL: http://www.cambridge.org/gb/knowledge/isbn/item1174020/?site_locale=en_GB
Secondary URL Description: Publisher's listing
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Type: Scholarly Edition
ISBN: 9780521867931


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