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The Sam Book free pdf In 1963, renowned Franco-American author, Raymond Federman - then a young academic, just fresh from defending his PhD - met Samuel Beckett in Paris. The meeting was to change his life. 'Sam' became both a great friend and a great source of inspiration to Federman throughout his writing career. Intensely moving and intensely funny by turns, this unique book is both a memoir of a friendship, and a typically Federman-esque tribute to Beckett and his work. "The Sam Book" brings together memories, anecdotes, extracts from articles and talks, and other pieces of writing that derive their inspiration directly from Beckett's work.

About Raymond Federman

Raymond Federman was born in France, and went to the United States soon after World War II. At the age of 14, Federman was hastily thrust into the small upstairs closet of their Paris apartment by his mother just before she, his father and two sisters were taken to Auschwitz, where they were killed. Federman's work focuses on the attempt to find a language appropriate for the enormity of the Holocaust and his part in its legacy- ultimately he espouses the concept of laughterature - laughter as a means of survival. Federman is considered internationally to be one of the most influential representatives of postmodern literature. As well as novels, his work encompasses books of poetry, essays, criticism and translations, it has been translated into a dozen languages, been adapted for stage and screen, and has received numerous awards - including the American Book Award (1986). Federman now lives in San Diego, California.

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Author : Raymond Federman
Publisher : Two Ravens Press
Data Published : 27 May 2008
ISBN : 1906120293
EAN : 9781906120290
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 164 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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