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Conversations With and About Beckett
Title : Conversations With and About Beckett
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ISBN : 9780802115935
Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 192

Mel Gussow, the longtime drama critic for The New York Times, has put together a revelatory book of conversations with the famously reticent author and his chief collaborators. In this revealing and poignant collection, Gussow paints a portrait of Samuel Beckett, the novelist and playwright whose body of work is unmatched for its intensity and cohesiveness. Although BecketMel Gussow, the longtime drama critic for The New York Times, has put together a revelatory book of conversations with the famously reticent author and his chief collaborators. In this revealing and poignant collection, Gussow paints a portrait of Samuel Beckett, the novelist and playwright whose body of work is unmatched for its intensity and cohesiveness. Although Beckett never allowed an interview, he did talk informally with Gussow over a ten-year period. Conversations with and about Beckett includes those encounters, with talk of actors, directors, the general state of the theater, art, life -- and tennis. The conversations, previously unpublished, show the reputedly austere author as modest, humorous, and open-minded but always precise and revealing about his own work, which he discusses with great acuity.


Conversations With and About Beckett Reviews

  • William Dearth

    If you are only a casual reader of Samuel Beckett’s works, “Conversations With And About Beckett” may not warrant your attention. If, on the other hand, you are a Beckett disciple, this book is indispensible. Mel Gussow had a lengthy relationship with Sam Beckett and he provides insight and perspective that is a worthy addition even to the excellent biography by James Knowlson “Damned to Fame”.There are rare interviews with the incomparable Billie Whitelaw, his nephew Edward Beckett et [...]

  • Alyssa Cole

    I love that Beckett was a man so in contradiction with his work. The stories of him from people who knew him personally are awesome to have.