Ten Ways of Thinking About Samuel Beckett: The Falsetto of Reason

October 30, 2020
Ten Ways of Thinking About Samuel Beckett: The Falsetto of Reason

Beckett is acknowledged as one of the greatest playwrights andmost innovative fiction writers of the twentieth century with aninternational appeal that bridges both general and more specialistreaders. This collection of essays by renowned Beckett scholarEnoch Brater offers a delightfully original, playful and intriguingseries of approaches to Beckett's drama, fiction and poetry.Beginning with a chapter entitled 'Things to Ponder While Waitingfor Godot', each essay deftly illuminates aspects of Beckett'sthinking and craft, making astute and often surprising discoveriesalong the way. In a series of beguiling discussions such as 'FromDada to Didi: Beckett and the Art of His Century', 'Beckett'sDevious Interventions, or Fun with Cube Roots' and 'The SeatedFigure on Beckett's Stage', Brater proves the perfect companion andcommentator on Beckett's work, helping readers to approach it withfresh eyes and a renewed sense of the author's uniqueaesthetic.