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Author: Paul Strathern Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Series:The Great Writers in 90 Minutes Series Release Date: January 2009 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781481539838

Publisher Description

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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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Paige, 4/7/2012
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    " again: succinct and informative. what's not to like in these helpful digests?! "

    - Maggie, 2/10/2010

About the Author

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.

About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and narrator. He has earned more than fifty Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration thirteen times. He was named Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008 and has been named an AudioFile Golden Voice as well as an AudioFile Best Voice of 2009. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London. He is also an actor who has appeared on both stage and television.