Waiting for Godot - Samuel Beckett, New Edition

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Harold Bloom
Infobase Publishing, Jan 1, 2009 - Electronic books - 172 pages
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Waiting for Godot is the best-known work of Samuel Beckett, the Irish dramatist and novelist. Half a century after it was first published, the play is considered the forerunner of the plays of Ionesco, Pinter, Stoppard, and others. Contained in thi
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Theres Lots of Time in Godot
5
Beckett Directs Godot
15
The Absurdity of the Absurd
25
Initiation into the Sacred Void
33
The Tragic Pleasure of Waiting for Godot
55
Theatre as Text
71
En attendant Godot
93
The Existential Dimension
123
The Godot Phenomenon
135
Waiting for Godot
143
Chronology
157
Contributors
161
Bibliography
163
Acknowledgments
165
Index
167

What Remains?
101

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About the author (2009)

Harold Bloom was born on July 11, 1930 in New York City. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell in 1951 and his Doctorate from Yale in 1955. After graduating from Yale, Bloom remained there as a teacher, and was made Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1983. Bloom's theories have changed the way that critics think of literary tradition and has also focused his attentions on history and the Bible. He has written over twenty books and edited countless others. He is one of the most famous critics in the world and considered an expert in many fields. In 2010 he became a founding patron of Ralston College, a new institution in Savannah, Georgia, that focuses on primary texts. His works include Fallen Angels, Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems, Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life and The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of The King James Bible.

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