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Gontarski, S. E.

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Most widely held works by S. E Gontarski
The Beckett studies reader by S. E Gontarski( )

13 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For fifteen years the journal of Beckett Studies attracted (and maintained the loyalty of) superb Beckett scholars. Because of the journal's irregular publication schedule, however, back issues of the original series are virtually impossible to come by. This collection makes available for the first time in book form those essays of exceptional merit that have never been reprinted
On Beckett : essays and criticism by S. E Gontarski( )

32 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 1,655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On Beckett: Essays and Criticism" is the first collection of writings about the Nobel Prize-winning author that covers the entire spectrum of his work, and also affords a rare glimpse of the private Beckett
Creative Involution : Bergson, Beckett, Deleuze by S. E Gontarski( )

13 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

That Modernism is inherently transgressive, amorphous, protean - that it is a 'Breaking Things open, Breaking Words Open', as Gilles Deleuze suggests is one of the tenets of this study. Modernism can be said to blur distinctions radically, between past and present, between interior and exterior, between being and becoming, an inward turn that we call 'involution' Creative involution uncovers new ways of understanding this philosophical trajectory, one that not only had a profound impact on philosophy and critical theory, but on both cosmopolitan, contemporary culture more broadly and on artistic experiment and expression in particular. The Principle line followed through this study begins with Henri Bergson's rethinking of time, memory and the ancillary issues of perception and consciousness that revolutionized philosophical, artistic and performance theory early in the twentieth century. It explores how the work of Samuel Beckett shares Bergson's obsessions, with time as a 'double headed monster', with memory and multiplicity, with being and becoming - preoccupations that continue to reverberate through the work of Gilles Deleuze. Key Features: Deploys new critical approaches (a return to Bergson and Bergsnoism. In particular), Addresses underexplored works in the Beckett canon, Presents new critiques of representation and of Beckett's relationship to philosophy, Attentive to critical thinking around theory and/in literature
Beckett matters : essays on Beckett's late modernism by S. E Gontarski( )

15 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

S.E. Gontarski's finest essays on the work of Samuel Beckett Representing a profound engagement with the work of Samuel Beckett, this volume gathers the very best of Stan Gontarski's Beckett criticism on practical, theoretical and critical levels. Such a range suggests a multiplicity of approaches to a body of work itself multiple, produced by an artist who underwent any number of transformations and reinventions over his long writing career. Many of the essays collected here explore Beckett's debt to his age, himself both a product of a culture in transition and an agent of change. But much of Beckett's creative struggle was to find a new way, his own way. Most of the essays that comprise this volume detail that struggle, toward a way we now call Beckettian. Book jacket
The Edinburgh companion to Samuel Beckett and the arts by S. E Gontarski( )

14 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 35 new and original chapters in this Companion capture the continued vitality of Beckett studies in drama, music and the visual arts and establish rich and varied cultural contexts for Beckett's work world-wide. As well as considering topics such as Beckett and science, historiography, geocriticism and philosophy, the volume focuses on the post-centenary impetus within Beckett studies, emphasising a return to primary sources amid letters, drafts, and other documents. Major Beckett critics such as Steven Connor, David Lloyd, Andrew Gibson, John Pilling, Jean-Michel Rabaté, and Mark Nixon, as well as emerging researchers, present the latest critical thinking in 9 key areas: Art & Aesthetics; Fictions; European Context; Irish Context; Film, Radio & Television; Language/Writing; Philosophies; Theatre & Performance; Global Beckett. Edited by eminent Beckett scholar S.E. Gontarski, the Companion draws on the most vital, ground-breaking research to outline the nature of Beckett studies for the next generation"--Publisher
Understanding Bergson, understanding modernism by S. E Gontarski( )

23 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edited volume provides a wide-ranging reassessment of Henry Bergson's immense influence on literary modernism
Samuel Beckett: the complete short prose, 1929-1989 by Samuel Beckett( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of short stories by a poet and dramatist who considered his prose fiction "the important writing." The collection represents the seeds of creation for his later works in which he looked at the tragicomic plight of man. The titles range from Assumption, published in a magazine when Beckett was 23, to Stirrings Still, written when he was 82
Samuel Beckett--humanistic perspectives by Samuel Beckett( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intent of undoing in Samuel Beckett's dramatic texts by S. E Gontarski( Book )

9 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Beckett critical reader : archives, theories and translations by S. E Gontarski( )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Reader makes readily available for the first time 17 major, previously uncollected significant essays from the Journal of Beckett Studies from 1992 to the present
The Grove companion to Samuel Beckett : a reader's guide to his works, life, and thought by Chris Ackerley( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Grove Companion to Samuel Beckett is the most comprehensive reference to the concepts, characters, and biographical details mentioned by, or related to the author Samuel Beckett. Painstakingly and lovingly compiled by Beckett scholars C.J. Ackerley and S.E. Gontarski, it is alphabetical, cross-referenced, and laid out in a user-friendly format. The Grove Companion to Samuel Beckett provides a wealth of information for students and scholars alike, and is a must for any serious reader of Beckett."--Jacket
Beckett after Beckett by S. E Gontarski( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features essays, which examine Beckett's reputation "after Beckett," the years of scholarship and performance since his death in 1989. Focusing on the afterimage that lingers as a memory - a persistent, evocative, hovering, but not present impression that haunted Beckett and his work - the contributors critique how Beckett's work haunts history
Beckett's Happy days : a manuscript study by S. E Gontarski( Book )

9 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beckett's Happy Days: A Manuscript Study by S.E. Gontarski traces the development of Samuel Beckett's final two-act play, composed in English between October 1960 and May 1961, through annotated and bedoodled manuscript notebooks, holographs, and typescript drafts to the final published and performed text. The analysis details Beckett's most salient alterations and revisions, including his development of the work's tapestry of fragmented, half-remembered literary allusions. The current reissue of Beckett's Happy Days comes at a timely moment not only in Beckett studies but also in the general growth in programs of book history and digital humanities. Gontarski's study is not just a look back to origins. It traces an arc of research that developed over forty years as the Samuel Beckett archive at the University of Reading matured, as the fields of genetic and textual research grew, and as book history reemerged on a grand, international scale. In this timeframe, the Beckett Digital Manuscript and Library Projects responded to interest in Beckett studies and archival studies, taking textual production, genetic study, and book history into the twenty-first century with their emphasis on electronic access and digital collation. At The Ohio State University, the Rare Books and Manuscripts archive held papers central to Gontarski's study. Beckett's Happy Days is thus a fundamental, even seminal, part of that forty-year scholarly trajectory, and in its current edition, is readily accessible to individual students and scholars alike
Understanding Deleuze, understanding modernism( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Understanding Deleuze, Understanding Modernism explores the multi-faceted and formative impact of Gilles Deleuze on the development and our understanding of modernist thought in its philosophical, literary, and more broadly cultural manifestations. Gilles Deleuze himself rethought philosophical history with a series of books and essays on individual philosophers such as Kant, Spinoza, Leibniz, Nietzsche, and Bergson and authors such as Proust, Kafka, Beckett and Woolf, on the one hand, and Bacon, Messiaen, and Pollock, among others, in other arts. This volume acknowledges Deleuze's profound impact on a century of art and thought and the origin of that impact in his own understanding of modernism. Understanding Deleuze, Understanding Modernism begins by "conceptualizing" Deleuze by offering close readings of some of his most important works. The contributors offer new readings that illuminate the context of Deleuze's work, either by reading one of Deleuze's texts against or in the context of his entire body of work or by challenging Deleuze's readings of other philosophers. A central section on Deleuze and his aesthetics maps the relationships between Deleuze's thought and modernist literature. The volume's final section features an extended glossary of Deleuze's key terms, with each definition having its own expert contributor"--
As no other dare fail : for Samuel Beckett on his 80th birthday( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Endgame : a play in one act, followed by Act without words, a mime for one player by Samuel Beckett( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2019 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the text to two of Nobel Prize-winning author Samuel Beckett's greatest works, a single-act play and a single-person mime sketch
A companion to Samuel Beckett( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Taking full advantage of this recent growth in Beckett studies, and its accompanying wealth of newly released archival sources, A Companion to Samuel Beckett provides a comprehensive critical reappraisal of the literary works of Samuel Beckett. Informed by the latest theoretical debates, this important new volume features a collection of original essays by a distinguished team of leading Beckett scholars, including two highly regarded biographers. Authoritative and insightful, the Companion is a valuable addition to contemporary Beckett scholarship."--Jacket
The shorter plays : with revised texts for Footfalls, Come and go, and What where by Samuel Beckett( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the mid-1960s, Samuel Beckett himself directed all his major plays in Berlin, Paris or London. For most of these productions he meticulously prepared notebooks for his personal use."--BOOK JACKET. "The Theatrical Notebooks of Beckett that are reproduced in facsimile here offer a remarkable record of his own involvement with the staging of his texts. They present his solutions to practical problems of staging but also provide a unique insight into his way of envisaging his own plays."--BOOK JACKET. "With additional information taken from Beckett's own annotated and corrected copies, the editors of the Theatrical Notebooks have also been able to constitute a revised text for each of the major plays."--Jacket
The Grove Press reader, 1951-2001( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Grove Press Reader, 1951-2001 is a celebratory anthology featuring the seminal writers published over the past fifty years. Along with the excerpts there is an introductory overview that recounts the history of the company, retrospective essays by Grove's key publishers and editors, and previously unpublished letters between authors and editors. A delightful and surprising anthology. The Grove Press Reader commemorates a spirit of independent publishing that has flourished for fifty years."--BOOK JACKET
Revisioning Beckett : Samuel Beckett's decadent turn by S. E Gontarski( Book )

10 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gontarski approaches Beckett from multiple viewpoints: from his running afoul of the Irish Censorship of Publications Acts in the 1930s through the 1950s, his preoccupations to "find literature in the pornography, or beneath the pornography," his battles with the Lord Chamberlain in the mid-1950s over London stagings of his first two plays, and his close professional and personal associations with publishers who celebrated the work of the demimonde. Much of that term encompasses an opening to the fullness of human experience denied in previous centuries, and much of that has been sexual or decadent. As Gontarski shows, the aesthetics that emerges from such early career encounters and associations continues to inform Beckett's work and develops into experimental modes that upend literary models and middle class values, an aesthetics that, furthermore, has inspired any number of visual artists to re-vision Beckett"--
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Samuel Beckett: the complete short prose, 1929-1989
Samuel Beckett: the complete short prose, 1929-1989The Grove companion to Samuel Beckett : a reader's guide to his works, life, and thoughtBeckett after BeckettA companion to Samuel BeckettThe shorter plays : with revised texts for Footfalls, Come and go, and What whereThe Grove Press reader, 1951-2001
Alternative Names
Gontarski, S.

Gontarski S.E.

Gontarski S. E. 1942-....

Gontarski, S. E. (Stanley E.)

Gontarski, Stanley

Gontarski, Stanley E.

Gontarski, Stanley E. 1942-

S. E. Gontarski académico estadounidense

Stanley E. Gontarski

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