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James Knowlson

Teoksen Damned to Fame: The Life of Samuel Beckett tekijä

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Sisältää nimen: James R. Knowlson

Image credit: Professor James Knowlson, and the Chevalier des Palmes Académiques medal

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Syntymäaika
1933-08-06
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male
Kansalaisuus
England, UK
Koulutus
Univ of Reading (BA, DipEd, PhD)

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A Thorough, Passionate, and Scholarly Work: If the scale permitted, I would give Knowlson's biography of Samuel Beckett 4 1/2 stars. It is an impressively thorough, passionate, and scholarly work by an ardent admirer. Knowlson's ardor for Beckett, the man no less than the work, is everywhere evident as a predominant strength and an odd occasional weakness. I could not help feeling, every now and then, that it pained Knowlson greatly to have to write anything negative about Beckett. As a biography, it is less emotionally detached than I usually like, but only slightly. It was a compelling read, all 618 pages, which is saying alot.… (lisätietoja)
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iayork | Aug 9, 2009 |
Despite the inclusion of pieces by JM Coetzee and Edward Albee, this book is trivial and tedious beyond belief. Beckett was a womaniser who liked whiskey and once applied unsuccessfully for the post of lecturer in Italian at UCT. And he may have had an Oedipus complex. There you have them — the only interesting nuggets in over 300, dreary, unindexed pages
 
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7
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620
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#40,587
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37
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