Beckett's Political Imagination

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  • 9781108417990
  • 9781108307659
  • 9781108304658
Beckett's Political Imagination charts unexplored territory: it investigates how Beckett's bilingual texts re-imagine political history, and documents the conflicts and controversies through which Beckett's political consciousness and affirmations were mediated. The book offers a startling account of Beckett's work, tracing the many political causes that framed his writing, commitments, collaborations and friendships, from the Scottsboro Boys to the Black Panthers, from Irish communism to Spanish republicanism to Algerian nationalism, and from campaigns against Irish and British censorship to anti-Apartheid and international human rights movements. Emilie Morin reveals a very different writer, whose career and work were shaped by a unique exposure to international politics, an unconventional perspective on political action and secretive political engagements. The book will benefit students, researchers and readers who want to think about literary history in different ways and are interested in Beckett's enduring appeal and influence.
  • Cambridge University Press; September 2017
  • ISBN: 9781108307659
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  • Title: Beckett's Political Imagination
  • Author: Emilie Morin
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781108417990
  • 9781108307659
  • 9781108304658

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'This book is a revolution in Beckett studies: one will speak of before and after Emilie Morin. Thanks to her skills at unearthing forgotten archives, a new Beckett emerges, not just a political Beckett, but also a writer whose art, steeped in politics, preoccupied by the burning issues of the moment, never forgets the ethical limits it sets to itself. Here is an indispensable guide for all Beckett lovers.' Jean-Michel Rabaté, University of Pennsylvania

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781108417990
  • 9781108307659
  • 9781108304658