Conversations With and About Beckett

  • Title: Conversations With and About Beckett
  • Author: Mel Gussow
  • ISBN: 9780802115935
  • Page: 192
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Conversations With and About Beckett 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 po
    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with talk of actors, directors, the general state of the theater, art, life and tennis The conversations, previously unpublished, show the reputedly austere author as modest, humorous, and open minded but always precise and revealing about his own work, which he discusses with great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.

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    1. 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 [...]

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    2. 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.

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