Damned to Fame: The Life of Samuel Beckett by James Knowlson

Damned to Fame: The Life of Samuel Beckett by James Knowlson

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Samuel Beckett's long-standing friend, James Knowlson, recreates Beckett's youth in Ireland, his studies at Trinity College, Dublin in the early 1920s and from there to the Continent, where he plunged into the multicultural literary society of late-1920s Paris. The biography throws new light on Beckett's stormy relationship with his mother, the psychotherapy he received after the death of his father and his crucial relationship with James Joyce. There is also material on Beckett's six-month visit to Germany as the Nazi's tightened their grip.;The book includes unpublished material on Beckett's personal life after he chose to live in France, including his own account of his work for a Resistance cell during the war, his escape from the Gestapo and his retreat into hiding.;Obsessively private, Beckett was wholly committed to the work which eventually brought his public fame, beginning with the controversial success of "Waiting for Godot" in 1953, and culminating in the award of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969.;James Knowlson is the general editor of "The Theatrical Notebooks of Samuel Beckett".

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SKU GOR004005969
Title Damned to Fame: The Life of Samuel Beckett
Author By (author) James Knowlson
Condition WELLREAD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Year Published 1997
Number of Pages 896
ISBN 10 0747531692
ISBN 13 9780747531692
Edition N/A
Prizes Winner of Southern Arts Literature Prize 1998. Shortlisted for Whitbread Book Awards: Biography Category 1996. Shortlisted for James Tait Black Memorial Book Prizes: Biography 1996.
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and may be an ex library book.
Description

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Samuel Beckett's long-standing friend, James Knowlson, recreates Beckett's youth in Ireland, his studies at Trinity College, Dublin in the early 1920s and from there to the Continent, where he plunged into the multicultural literary society of late-1920s Paris. The biography throws new light on Beckett's stormy relationship with his mother, the psychotherapy he received after the death of his father and his crucial relationship with James Joyce. There is also material on Beckett's six-month visit to Germany as the Nazi's tightened their grip.;The book includes unpublished material on Beckett's personal life after he chose to live in France, including his own account of his work for a Resistance cell during the war, his escape from the Gestapo and his retreat into hiding.;Obsessively private, Beckett was wholly committed to the work which eventually brought his public fame, beginning with the controversial success of "Waiting for Godot" in 1953, and culminating in the award of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969.;James Knowlson is the general editor of "The Theatrical Notebooks of Samuel Beckett".
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR004005969
Title Damned to Fame: The Life of Samuel Beckett
Author By (author) James Knowlson
Condition WELLREAD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Year Published 1997
Number of Pages 896
ISBN 10 0747531692
ISBN 13 9780747531692
Edition N/A
Prizes Winner of Southern Arts Literature Prize 1998. Shortlisted for Whitbread Book Awards: Biography Category 1996. Shortlisted for James Tait Black Memorial Book Prizes: Biography 1996.
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and may be an ex library book.