21.0 x 14.8 cm 36 pp. 1986 Princess Grace Irish Library Lectures series (ISSN 0950-5121) volume 2
This second number in the series is in two sections. In his lecture given at the Library on 17 September 1986, Professor Clive Hart explores how Samuel Beckett modifies the fundamental structure of the outward and return journey by reducing it to obsessive repetitions getting nowhere. He begins by examining the large structural patterns of the plays to which he then relates the details of Beckett's language. Describing Beckett's characteristic, he analyses the stress on falling cadences, evocative of despair. He concludes his lecture by suggesting that, however depressing the content of the plays, they generate intense aesthetic delight.
In the second section Dr. George Sandulescu provides a synopsis of Beckett's output, detailing when each work was written, in what language, its translator, publisher and date of publication.More info →