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Language and Structure in Beckett's Plays

The Princess Grace Irish library lectures 2

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Colin Smythe Ltd, Bucks, United Kingdom
Published: 30th Sep 1986
Dimensions: w 140mm h 220mm
ISBN-10: 0861402634
ISBN-13: 9780861402632
Barcode No: 9780861402632
ISSN: 0950-5121
Synopsis
Explores how Beckett modifies the fundamental structure of the outward and return journey by reducing it to obsessive repetitions getting nowhere. Hart begins by examining the large structural patterns of the plays to which he then relates the details of Beckett's language. Describing Beckett's voice, Hart analyses the stress on falling cadences, evocative of despair. He concludes by suggesting that, however depressing the content of the plays, they generate intense aesthetic delight. A detailed bibliography of Beckett's works is also included.

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