Beckett and Beyond
21.6 x 13.8 cm
‘Beckett and Beyond’ a conference held at the Princess Grace Irish Library, Monaco, in 1991, gathered together thirty-two distinguished scholars, and so provided an unique opportunity to assess the works and career of the great Irish and European writer two years after his death. The conference proceedings, published here in a single volume, contain papers and addresses by his biographers, the editors of his correspondence and internationally known students of his plays and prose, including representatives of the Beckett Society and the Beckett Centre (Reading), and others from universities in Ireland, Britain, France, Italy, Spain, Norway and America.
The papers in this volume give a first in-depth view of the Beckett correspondence edited by Martha Fehsenfeld and Lois More Overbeck, and a wealth of material for the biographies by James Knowlson and Anthony Cronin, including the theatrical notebooks -- all discussed with the excitement of new discovery.
As well as a wide range of papers on individual works and series from all phases of the writer’s career and in all the media that he explored, subjects covered by the speakers include Beckett in relation to modernism, postmodernism, Dr Johnson, Joyce, Baudelaire, Camus, Freud, actors, directors, to his texts and his letters, to radio, television, video, film, and adaptations of his work.
Bruce Stewart was the Literary Adviser of the Princess Grace Irish Library, Monaco, and teaches Anglo-Irish Literature at the University of Ulster at Coleraine. He served as Assistant Editor of The Oxford Companion to Irish Literature edited by Robert Welch (1995).