Twentieth Century Interpretations of Samuel Beckett: A Collection of Critical Essays (20th Century Views)
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Twentieth Century Interpretations of Samuel Beckett: A Collection of Critical Essays (20th Century Views)

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Hardcover, 182 pages
Published August 1st 1965 by Prentice Hall Trade
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Three dialogues / Samuel Beckett and Georges Duthuit --
The private pain and the whey of words : a survey of Beckett's verse / John Fletcher --
Samuel Beckett : humor and the void / Maurice Nadeau --
The Beckett hero / A.J. Leventhal --
The Cartesian centaur / Hugh Kenner --
Watt / Jacqueline Hoefer --
Samuel Beckett and universal parody / Jean-Jacques Mayoux --
Failure of an attempt at de-mythologization : Samuel Beckett's novels / Dieter Wellershoff --
Samuel Beckett, or 'presence' in t...more
I didn't read the entire text, just the essays on Watt and Waiting for Godot. A very interesting essay on Godot, I especially enjoyed the analysis of Pozzo and Lucky. The Watt essay, much like it's subject, was less elucidating but still useful.
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Martin Julius Esslin OBE (6 June 1918 – 24 February 2002) was a Hungarian-born English producer and playwright dramatist, journalist, adaptor and translator, critic, academic scholar and professor of drama best known for coining the term "Theatre of the Absurd" in his work of that name (1961).

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