Beckett in 90 Minutes by Paul Strathern audiobook

Beckett in 90 Minutes

By Paul Strathern
Read by Simon Vance

Blackstone Publishing 9781566635851

The Great Writers in 90 Minutes Series

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781433217685

  • ISBN: 9781433217661

  • ISBN: 9781433270598

Runtime: 1.92 Hours
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Samuel Beckett’s work evokes passionate responses: readers and playgoers either revere it or consider it a load of pretentious nonsense. But his philosophy of pessimism will always find a new generation of young readers, for it bursts the rainbow soap bubbles of illusion, leaving us blinking with stinging eyes at unremitting reality. Beckett’s defeatism was no soft choice: he had iron in his soul and the wry humor of those who withstand all misfortune, who never admit final defeat.

Beckett in 90 Minutes offers a concise, expert account of Beckett’s life and ideas and explains their influence on literature and on man’s struggle to understand his place in the world. The book also includes a list of Beckett’s chief works, a chronology of his life and times, and recommended reading for those who wish to delve deeper.

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Author Bio: Paul Strathern

Author Bio: Paul Strathern

Paul Strathern earned a degree in philosophy at Trinity College, Dublin, and has lectured in philosophy and mathematics. The author of many nonfiction books and of articles for numerous publications, he has also written several novels and has won the Somerset Maugham Prize. He lives and writes in London.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, Playaway
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 1.92
Audience: Adult
Language: English