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Description - Beckett's Eighteenth Century by F. Smith

This title is a study of Samuel Beckett's affinity with the British 18th century and of the influence of its writers on his work. Reading Swift, Pope, Defoe, Fielding, Sterne, Johnson, Gray, and other writers of this period, this study demonstrates how Becket was not only influenced by them but interprets them for us in a quite modern way. Beckett's uniqueness is not questioned here, but this uniqueness is shown, paradoxically, to have its roots, at least in part, in his native literature of two centuries ago.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333925393
ISBN-10: 0333925394
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 219
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 17-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - F. Smith

FREDERIK SMITH is Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.