Disjecta: Miscellaneous Writings and a Dramatic Fragment

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Grove Press, 1984 - 176 páginas
?[Beckett] is a serious writer with something serious to say about the human condition: and therefore one of the dozen or so writers those who are concerned with modern man in search of his soul should read.”?Stephen Spender, The New York Times

Renowned Beckett scholar Ruby Cohn has selected some of Beckett's criticisms, reviews, letters, and other unpublished materials that shed new light on his work.

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1 Dante Bruno Vico Joyce
19
2 Le Concentrisme
35
3 Excerpts from Dream of Fair to Middling Women
43
4 German Letter of 1937
51
5 Les Deux Besoins
55
Words About Writers
59
A OTHER WRITERS
61
2 Feuillerat on Proust
63
3 On Murphy to Reavey
103
4 On Works to 1951
104
5 On Endgame
106
6 On Play
111
7 On Murphy to Slighle Kennedy
113
8 Program note for Endgame
114
Wards About Painters
115
1 Geer van Velde
117

3 Leishmanns Rilke translation
66
4 Thomas McGreevy
68
5 Recent Irish Poetry
70
6 Ezra Cathezra
77
7 Papini on Dante
80
8 Sean OCasey
82
9 Censorship in the Saorstat
84
10 Jack B Yeats
89
11 Denis Devlin
91
12 McGreevy on Jack B Yeats
95
B SELF
99
2 On Murphy to McGreevy
102
2 La Peinture des van Velde
118
3 Peintres de lEmpêchement
133
4 Three Dialogues
138
5 Henri Hayden HommePeintre
146
6 Hommage à Jack B Yeats
148
7 Henri Hayden
150
8 Bram van Velde
151
9 Pour Avigdor Arikha
152
Human Wishes
153
Notes
167
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Nobel Prize winner (1969) Samuel Beckett was born on April 13, 1906 near Dublin, Ireland into a middle-class Protestant family. As a boy, he studied French and enjoyed cricket, tennis, and boxing. At Trinity College he continued his studies in French and Italian and became interested in theater and film, including American film. After graduation, Beckett taught English in Paris and traveled through France and Germany. While in Paris Beckett met Suzanne Deschevaus-Dusmesnil. During World War II when Paris was invaded, they joined the Resistance. They were later forced to flee Paris after being betrayed to the Gestapo, but returned in 1945. Beckett and Deschevaus-Dusmesnil married in 1961. Samuel Beckett's first novel was Dream of Fair to Middling Women. Among his many works are Murphy; Malone Dies; and The Unnameable. His plays include Endgame, Happy Days, Not I, That Time, and Krapp's Last Tape. In 1953, the production of Waiting For Godot in Paris by director and actor Roger Blin earned Beckett international fame. Beckett was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1969. His style was postmodern minimalist and some of his major themes were imprisonment in one's self, the failure of language, and moral conduct in a godless world. Despite his fame, Samuel Beckett led a secluded life. In his later years he suffered from cataracts and emphysema. His wife Suzanne died on July 17, 1989 and Beckett died on December 22nd of the same year.

Ruby Cohn is Professor Emerita of Comparative Drama, University of California, Davis. She is author or editor of many books, including "Anglo-American Interplay in Recent Drama"; "Retreats from Realism in Recent English Drama"; "From Desire to Godot"; & "Just Play: Beckett's Theater".

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