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Beckett and Contemporary Irish Writing free pdf Samuel Beckett is one of the most important figures in the history of Irish literature, and he continues to influence successive generations of writers. In Beckett and Contemporary Irish Writing, Stephen Watt searches for the 'Beckettian' impulse in Irish literature by tracing the Nobel Prize winner's legacy through a rich selection of contemporary novelists, poets and dramatists. Watt examines leading figures such as Paul Muldoon, Brian Friel, Marina Carr and Bernard MacLaverty, and shows how Beckett's presence, whether openly acknowledged or unstated, is always thoroughly pervasive. Moving on to an exploration of Beckett's role in the twenty-first century, the study discusses ways in which this legacy can be reshaped to deal with current concerns that extend beyond literature. Encouraging us to think about Beckett's work and status in new ways, this landmark study will be required reading for scholars and students of Beckett and Irish studies.

About Stephen Watt

Stephen Watt is Professor of English, Theatre and Drama at Indiana University, Bloomington.

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Author : Stephen Watt
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Data Published : 18 June 2009
ISBN : 0521519586
EAN : 9780521519588
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 234 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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