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A Reader's Guide to Samuel Beckett

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Samuel Beckett, who wrote everything in both French and English, specialised in short enigmatic texts, implying vast visionary works of which the stories are broken pieces. Kenner's guide is designed to help readers see beyond the story in Beckett to the text as a whole and to appreciate the uniqueness of each of his works.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published June 30th 1996 by Syracuse University Press (first published 1973)
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J. Alfred
Jul 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Samuel Beckett is famously inscrutable; this holds for everyone, apparently, except Hugh Kenner.

"He is the clearest, most limpid, most disciplined joiner of words in the English language today... and not the least of the pleasures he affords is the constant pleasure of startling expressive adequacy." Here is the sentence-- excuse me, word grouping-- Kenner adduces as evidence for this high praise:
"some reflections none the less while waiting for things to improve on the fragility of euphoria am
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