Beckett in the Cultural Field / Beckett Dans Le Champ Culturel (Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd'hui)

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Beckett in the Cultural Field / Beckett Dans Le Champ Culturel (Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd'hui)

Beckett in the Cultural Field / Beckett Dans Le Champ Culturel (Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd'hui) by Jurgen Siess
English | 2013 | ISBN: 9042037768 | 288 Pages | PDF | 2.07 MB

The thematic part of this volume of Samuel Beckett Today/Aujourd'hui is devoted mainly to Beckett's texts of the forties and later, and particularly to those he composed after his adoption of the French language. The essays presented in this part of the current issue attempt to see Beckett as a writer among other authors with whom he connects or competes, to examine his relations with artists, whether Beckett stimulates them or is stimulated by them, and to define his 'posture' and his position in the cultural field. How does the budding francophone writer position himself in the cultural field during his difficult beginnings and after his first successes? How can he be situated in relation to the three cultures he is dealing with? What are the parallels between Beckett's own texts and those of other writers (literary and philosophical), but also between his work and the work of artists of the period? The ten essays in the free-space section of this volume also mainly concern his texts that were first written in French, and situate Beckett in relation to different topics, from Dante to the 'War on Terror.'