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Samuel Beckett

Gerry Dukes

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ISBN 13: 978-1-58567-266-0
Trim Size: 5 x7 1/8
Cloth
Overlook
9/1/2002

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Overlook Illustrated Lives

A series of illustrated biographies that offer a fresh, intimate portrait of our favorite writers. Incisive, lively text is accompanied by over one hundred evocative images, many in color and some previously unpublished, which depict the writer's world family, friends, and artistic circle together with original book jackets, letters, and manuscript pages.

Samuel Beckett broke all the rules by dispensing with the traditional concepts of plot, scene, and character, and concentrating instead on the experience of the drama itself. In his work, he presents us with our own humanity the hopelessness and the solitude, the bizarre tragic-comedy of life itself. Photos from many of Beckett's play productions, his childhood home and family in Dublin, and hand-corrected manuscript pages complement an incisive biography by scholar Gerry Dukes, providing a unique introduction to one of the most innovative writers of the twentieth century.

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