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The Resource Samuel Beckett : a study of the short fiction, Robert Cochran

Samuel Beckett : a study of the short fiction, Robert Cochran

Label
Samuel Beckett : a study of the short fiction
Title
Samuel Beckett
Title remainder
a study of the short fiction
Statement of responsibility
Robert Cochran
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Best known for his novel trilogy Molloy, Malone Dies, and The Unnamable and the plays Endgame and Waiting for Godot, Samuel Beckett (1906-89) was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1969. A towering figure in world literature, his accomplishments in these genres have inspired scores of books and hundreds of articles devoted to interpreting, appreciating, and explicating his novels, poems, and plays. Less well known to readers, however, is the considerable body of short stories Beckett published throughout his writing career, especially during his later years. With this first book-length treatment of Beckett's short fiction, Robert Cochran provides a much-needed addition to the literature on Beckett. Presented here are spirited, chronologically arranged discussions of the stories; excerpts of the remarks of Beckett and others on the writer's craft; and selections from previously published critical commentary on the short stories. In his comprehensive analysis of the stories, Cochran shows the intimate and interdependent relationships between Beckett's short fiction and his writing in other genres. Beckett is presented throughout not as a "difficult" writer with a grim vision of humankind but as an accessible writer who addressed his efforts to the common reader and whose works were compassionate rather than nihilistic, opposed to sentimentality rather than sentimental
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1943-
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Cochran, Robert
Dewey number
823/.912
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • PR6003.E282
  • PQ2603.E47
LC item number
  • Z594 1991
  • Z594 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Twayne's studies in short fiction
Series volume
no. 29
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  • Short story
  • Experimental fiction
  • Beckett, Samuel
  • Kurzgeschichte
  • Roman
Label
Samuel Beckett : a study of the short fiction, Robert Cochran
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 140-144) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The Short Fiction. Beginnings. Stories and Texts. Minima. Late Excellence. Notes to Part 1 -- pt. 2. The Writer. Introduction. In His Own Words. As Others Say Him -- pt. 3. The Critics. Rubin Rabinovitz. S. Jean Walton. Brian Finney. Rosemary Pountney. Eric P. Levy. Michael O'Brien
Control code
24247456
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 150 pages
Isbn
9780805783209
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91026298
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1418632
Label
Samuel Beckett : a study of the short fiction, Robert Cochran
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 140-144) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The Short Fiction. Beginnings. Stories and Texts. Minima. Late Excellence. Notes to Part 1 -- pt. 2. The Writer. Introduction. In His Own Words. As Others Say Him -- pt. 3. The Critics. Rubin Rabinovitz. S. Jean Walton. Brian Finney. Rosemary Pountney. Eric P. Levy. Michael O'Brien
Control code
24247456
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 150 pages
Isbn
9780805783209
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91026298
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1418632

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