The Faber Companion to Samuel Beckett

C. J. Ackerley, Stanley Gontarski
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ISBN 9780571227389 Format Paperback
Published 20/04/2006 Length 720 pages

About Book

'Reading Beckett for the first time is an experience like no other in modern literature.' - Paul Auster

The Faber Companion is the most comprehensive reference to the ideas, characters, and life of Samuel Beckett. Alphabetically ordered and cross-referenced, it provides a wealth of information for all serious readers of Beckett.

'Ackerley and Gontarski have amassed an amazing amount of information about Samuel Beckett and his works. The Faber Companion will prove useful to everyone - from the neophyte who seeks other work by Beckett to the seasoned Beckett scholar who is not necessarily an expert on the writer's use of astrology or zoology. In short, from A to Z, all readers of Beckett will be enriched.' - Ruby Cohn

  • About C. J. Ackerley

    C.J. Ackerley teaches at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He is co-editor of The Faber Companion to Samuel Beckett: A Reader's Guide to His Life, Works, and Thought (2006) and editor of The Annotated Watt (Journal of Beckett Studies, 2005).

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  • About Stanley Gontarski

    S.E. Gontarski has edited the The Faber Companion to Samuel Beckett: A Reader's Guide to His Life, Works, and Thought (Faber 2006), together with volumes IV (Shorter Plays) and II (Endgame) of The Theatrical Notebooks of Samuel Beckett (Faber 1999, 1993); he has also edited Samuel Beckett: the Complete Short Prose (Grove Press 1995).

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