Beckett's Art of Salvage

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    This innovative exploration of the recurring use of particular objects in Samuel Beckett's work is the first study of the material imagination of any single modern author. Across five decades of aesthetic and formal experimentation in fiction, drama, poetry and film, Beckett made substantial use of only fourteen objects - well-worn not only where they appear within his works but also in terms of their recurrence throughout his creative corpus. In this volume, Bates offers a striking reappraisal of Beckett's writing, with a focus on the changing functions and impact of this set of objects, and charts, chronologically and across media, the pattern of Beckett's distinctive authorial procedure. The volume's identification of the creative praxis that emerges as an 'art of salvage' offers an integrated way of understanding Beckett's writing, opens up new approaches to his work, and offers a fresh assessment of his importance and relevance today.

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    Number of Pages: 248
    Format(s): Hardback - ISBN: 9781107167049
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    Listed in: Literary theory, From c 1900 -, Plays & playwrights, Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers
    Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS

    Books by Juliet Bates

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