Samuel Beckett's long-standing friend, James Knowlson, recreatesBeckett's youth in Ireland, his studies at Trinity College, Dublin inthe early 1920s and from there to the Continent, where he plunged intothe multicultural literary society of late-1920s Paris. The biographythrows new light on Beckett's stormy relationship with his mother, thepsychotherapy he received after the death of his father and his crucialrelationship with James Joyce. There is also material on Beckett'ssix-month visit to Germany as the Nazi's tightened their grip.;The bookincludes unpublished material on Beckett's personal life after he choseto live in France, including his own account of his work for aResistance cell during the war, his escape from the Gestapo and hisretreat into hiding.;Obsessively private, Beckett was wholly committedto the work which eventually brought his public fame, beginning withthe controversial success of qWaiting for Godotq in 1953, andculminating in the award of the Nobel Prize for Literature in1969.;James Knowlson is the general editor of qThe Theatrical Notebooksof Samuel Beckettq.This biography recreates Becketta#39;s youth in Ireland, his studies at Trinity College, Dublin in the early 1920s and from there to France, where he plunged into the multicultural literary society of late-1920s Paris.
|Title||:||Damned to Fame|
|Publisher||:||Bloomsbury Publishing UK - 1997|