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Waiting For Godot

Author : Samuel Beckett
ISBN : 0802198821
Genre : Drama
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From an inauspicious beginning at the tiny Left Bank Theatre de Babylone in 1953, followed by bewilderment among American and British audiences, Waiting for Godot has become of the most important and enigmatic plays of the past fifty years and a cornerstone of twentieth-century drama. As Clive Barnes wrote, “Time catches up with genius … Waiting for Godot is one of the masterpieces of the century.” The story revolves around two seemingly homeless men waiting for someone—or something—named Godot. Vladimir and Estragon wait near a tree, inhabiting a drama spun of their own consciousness. The result is a comical wordplay of poetry, dreamscapes, and nonsense, which has been interpreted as mankind’s inexhaustible search for meaning. Beckett’s language pioneered an expressionistic minimalism that captured the existential post-World War II Europe. His play remains one of the most magical and beautiful allegories of our time.
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Waiting For Godot

Author : Becket
ISBN : 0571235565
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Nothing happens, nobody comes, nobody goes, it's awful.' This line from the play was adopted by Jean Anouilh to characterize the first production of Waiting for Godot at the Theatre de Babylone in 1953. He went on to predict that the play would, in time, represent the most important premiere to be staged in Paris for forty years. Nobody acquainted with Beckett's masterly black comedy would now question this prescient recognition of a classic of twentieth-century literature.

No Exit And Three Other Plays

Author : Jean-Paul Sartre
ISBN : 9781101971239
Genre : Drama
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4 plays about an existential portrayal of Hell, the reworking of the Electra-Orestes story, the conflict of a young intellectual torn between theory and conflict and an arresting attack on American racism.
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Happy Days

Author : Samuel Beckett
ISBN : 9780802198396
Genre : Drama
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In Happy Days, Samuel Beckett pursues his relentless search for the meaning of existence, probing the tenuous relationships that bind one person to another, and each to the universe, top time past and time present. Once again, stripping theater to its barest essentials, Happy Days offers only two characters: Winnie, a woman of about fifty, and Willie, a man of about sixty. In the first act Winnie is buried up to her waist in a mound of earth, but still has the use of her arms and few earthly possessions—toothbrush, tube of toothpaste, small mirror, revolver, handkerchief, spectacles; in the second act she is embedded up to her neck and can move only her eyes. Willie lives and moves—on all fours—behind the mound, appearing intermittently and replying only occasionally into Winnie’s long monologue, but the knowledge of his presence is a source of comfort and inspiration to her, and doubtless the prerequisite for all her “happy days.”
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First Love And Other Novellas

Author : Samuel Beckett
ISBN : UOM:39015042951114
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This new collection brings together First Love, The Calamative, The End and The Expelled; these four novellas are among the first major works of Beckett's decision to use French as his language of literary composition. Rich in verbal and situational humour, they offer a fascinating insight into many of the issues which preoccupied Beckett all his working life. As the first novella reveals, nobody writes with quite such cruel and unnervingly clever wit as Beckett...

Loving Che

Author : Ana Menéndez
ISBN : 0802141749
Genre : Fiction
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An elderly woman looks back on the world of revolutionary Cuba as she recalls her intimate, secret love affair with revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara, in the story of a young Cuban woman who finds her search for details about her birth mother in a mysterious parcel containing writings and photographs. By the author of In Cuba I Was a German Shepard. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
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Samuel Beckett

Author : Deirdre Bair
ISBN : 9780671691738
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Examines the psychological agonies of Beckett's young manhood, his World War II heroism, his enigmatic character, and the growth of his style which revolutionized modern theater.
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Waiting For Godot

Author : Paul Lawley
ISBN : 9781441110503
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book provides an introductory study of Beckett's most famous play, dealing not just with the four main characters but with the pairings that they form, and the implications of these pairings for the very idea of character in the play. After locating Godot within the context of Beckett's work, Lawley discusses some of the play's puzzles and difficulties-including the absent "fifth character", Godot himself.
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Endgame And Act Without Words

Author : Samuel Beckett
ISBN : 0802198813
Genre : Drama
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Samuel Beckett was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969; his literary output of plays, novels, stories and poetry has earned him an uncontested place as one of the greatest writers of our time. Endgame, originally written in French and translated into English by Beckett himself, is considered by many critics to be his greatest single work. A pinnacle of Beckett’s characteristic raw minimalism, it is a pure and devastating distillation of the human essence in the face of approaching death.
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