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Samuel Beckett : Anatomy of a Literary Revolution

By (author) Pascale Casanova , Translated by Gregory Elliott

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In this brilliant new exploration of Samuel Beckett's work, Pascale Casanova argues that Beckett's reputation currently rests on a total misreading of his oeuvre, which misses entirely the literary revolution he instigated. Reintroducing the historical into the heart of this body of work, Casanova provides an arresting portrait of Beckett as radically subversive, doing for writing what Duchamp did for art. Casanova provides the key to some of the most obscure aspects of Beckett's work.

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  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 137.2 x 213.4 x 17.8mm | 249.48g
  • 17 Jan 2007
  • Verso Books
  • London
  • English
  • 1844671127
  • 9781844671120
  • 526,968

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Pascale Casanova is a researcher at the Center for Research in Arts and Language and a literary critic in Paris. She is the author of The World Republic of Letters.

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"Fascinating, contentious"--John Banville, "New York Review of Books"

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