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Samuel Beckett as world literature /

edited by Thirthankar Chakraborty and Juan Luis Toribio Vazquez.
Contributors: Chakraborty, Thirthankar, editor.
Summary:"The essays in this collection provide in-depth analyses of Samuel Beckett's major works in the context of his international presence and circulation, particularly the translation, adaptation, appropriation and cultural reciprocation of his oeuvre. A Nobel-prize winner who published and self-translated in both French and English across literary genres, Beckett is recognized on a global scale as a preeminent author and dramatist of the 20th century. Samuel Beckett as World Literature investigates themes such as cosmopolitanism and Beckett's engagement with the topics of home and exile, and its collection of international contributors shares perspectives on Beckett's reception in countries such as Japan, Serbia and Brazil, among others, fleshing out Beckett's relationship with postcolonial literatures and his place within the 'canon' of world literature"--
Format: BOOK
Published / Created: New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2020.
Series:Literatures as world literature.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.

Physical description: xvii, 219 pages ; 24 cm.

Table of Contents:
Introduction : Samuel Beckett as world literature / Thirthankar Chakraborty and Juan Luis Toribio Vazquez
Part I. Translation
Bilingual Beckett / John Fletcher
Shifting cultural affinities in Molloy : A genetic bilingual approach / Dirk Van Hulle and Pim Verhulst
Samuel Beckett and the politics of post-war translation / Thirthankar Chakraborty
Unformed and untranslatable : The global applicability of Beckett's theatre of affect / Charlotta Palmstierna Einarsson
100% guaranteed Beckett : An intercultural reading of Beckett's Waiting for Godot as world literature / Mary O'Byrne and Wei Zheyu
Part II. Adaptation
Modernism, medium and memory / Mischa Twitchin
Knock, knock, who's there? The circulation of Macbeth, Ulysses and the myth of Echo and Narcissus in Ohio Impromptu / Laurens De Vos
Echoes, rage and bones : A few brazilian Becketts on the way / Fábio de Souza Andrade
Samuel Beckett's Fin de partie in Hungary : A briet reception history / Anita Rákóczy
Tracing Beckett in the avant-garde theatre of mainland China / Liu Aiying
Part III. Circulation
What goes around comes around : Godot's circularity and world literature / Juan Luis Toribio Vazquez
Unworlding world literature : Or how Godot travels from a country road to the world / Arka Chattopadhyay
Godot's arrivals : Beckettian and anti-Beckettian discourses in Bulatović's Godot Has Arrived and Komanin's Godot Has Arrived to Collect His Dues / Snežana Kalinić
Waiting for the arrivant : Godot in two poems by Nizār Qabbānī / Hania A. M. Nashef
Forgetfulness of the past as revealed in Minoru Betsuyaku's Godot Has Come : A play inspired by Waiting for Godot / Mariko Hori Tanaka.