The Letters of Samuel Beckett: Volume 3, 1957-1965

The Letters of Samuel Beckett: Volume 3, 1957-1965

ISBN10: 0521867959
ISBN13: 978-0521867955
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Title: The Letters of Samuel Beckett: Volume 3, 1957-1965
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (October 16, 2014)
Language: English
Size ePub: 1694 kb
Size PDF: 1511 kb
Rating: 3.8/5
Votes: 393
Pages: 816 pages
Subcategory: History & Criticism

The Letters of Samuel Beckett: Volume 3, 1957-1965



This third volume of The Letters of Samuel Beckett focuses on the years when Beckett is striving to find a balance between the demands put upon him by his growing international fame, and his need for the peace and silence from which new writing might emerge. This is the period in which Beckett launches into work for radio, film and, later, into television. It also marks his return to writing fiction, with his first major piece for a decade, Comment c'est (How It Is). Where hitherto he has been reticent about the writing process, now he devotes letter after letter to describing and explaining his work in progress. For the first time Beckett has a woman as his major correspondent: a relationship shown in his intense and abundant letters to Barbara Bray. The volume also provides critical introductions, chronologies, explanatory notes and profiles of Beckett's main correspondents.

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