The Resource Reading Godot, Lois Gordon

Reading Godot, Lois Gordon

Label
Reading Godot
Title
Reading Godot
Statement of responsibility
Lois Gordon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Waiting for Godot" has been acclaimed as the greatest play of the 20th century. It is also the most elusive: two lifelong friends sing, dance, laugh, weep, and question their fate on a road that descends from and goes nowhere. Throughout, they repeat their intention "Let's go", but this is inevitably followed by the direction "(They do not move.)". This is Beckett's poetic construct of the human condition. Lois Gordon, author of "The World of Samuel Beckett", has written this introduction to Beckett's great work for general readers, students and specialists. Critically and historically informed, it approaches the play scene by scene, exploring the text linguistically, philosophically, critically and biographically. Gordon argues that the play portrays more than the rational mind's search for self and worldly definition. It also dramatises Beckett's insights into human nature, into the emotional life that frequently invades rationality and liberates, victimises, or paralyzes the individual. Gordon shows that Beckett portrays humanity in conflict with mysterious forces both within and outside the self, and that he is an artist of the psychic distress born of relativism
Cataloging source
CCO
Dewey number
842/.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ2603.E378
LC item number
E644 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Reading Godot, Lois Gordon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-207) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction --The form of madness: a sensible mess -- -- The first forty years: origins of a vision and form -- -- Waiting for Godot: the existential dimension -- -- The dream as a manifestation of unconscious language and emotion: the conglomerative effect -- -- The conglomerative voice: Cain and Abel -- -- The language of dreams: the anatomy of the conglomerative effect -- -- "The key word is ... 'perhaps' "-- -- Staging the conglomerative effect -- -- Crystallization of a vision and form
Control code
ocn567998964
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource ([ix], 214 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300132021
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • 22573/ctt1149j2
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b24277848
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)567998964
  • pebcs0300132026

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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