Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot

Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot

Book - 1987
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-- Presents the most important 20th-century criticism on major works from The Odyssey through modern literature -- The critical essays reflect a variety of schools of criticism -- Contains critical biographies, notes on the contributing critics, a chronology of the author's life, and an index
Publisher: New York : Chelsea House Publishers, 1987.
ISBN: 9781555460587
1555460585
Characteristics: vii, 131 pages ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Bloom, Harold
Alternative Title: Waiting for Godot.

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theorbys Mar 09, 2013

While informative and includes some of the most famous names in Beckett criticism, there is a certain sameness to the essays. Most make very similar points, refer to the same elements of the play, and quote the same few lines to establish their points, implicitly reducing the supposed open ended richness of Godot to the same few notes. And everyone seems to agree that no matter how many thematics are, no matter how firmly, established that the play is somehow uninterpretable. It does lay out many of the important issues re this now classic of drama and literature and is very worth the read.

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