Samuel Beckett: History, Memory, Archive

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Palgrave Macmillan, Nov 15, 2009 - Literary Criticism - 226 pages
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This volume comprises ten essays challenging the dominant account of Samuel Beckett’s engagement with history. As the first full-length volume to address the historical debate in Beckett studies, Samuel Beckett: History, Memory, Archive provides both ground-breaking analysis of the major works as well as a sustained interrogation of the critical assumptions that underpin Beckett studies more generally. Drawing on a range of archival materials, and situating Beckett in historical context, these essays pose a strong challenge to the prevailing critical consensus that he was a deracinated modernist who cannot be read historically.

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SEà N KENNEDY is Assistant Professor of English at St Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.  KATHERINE WEISS is Assistant Professor of English at East Tennessee State University, USA.

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