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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (14 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Strathern Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Great Writers in 90 Minutes Series Release Date:
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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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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Paige | 4/7/2012

    " A interesting Wiki like look at Beckett. I've always found Beckett's prose hard to digest yet compelling. So an extra star for letting me go back and appreciate Watt a bit more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Maggie | 2/10/2010

    " again: succinct and informative. what's not to like in these helpful digests?! "

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