“[Beckett] is a serious writer with something serious to say about the human condition: and therefore one of the dozen or so writers those who are concerned with modern man in search of his soul should read.”—Stephen Spender, The New York TimesRenowned Beckett scholar Ruby Cohn has selected some of Beckett's criticisms, reviews, letters, and other unpublished materials tha“[Beckett] is a serious writer with something serious to say about the human condition: and therefore one of the dozen or so writers those who are concerned with modern man in search of his soul should read.”—Stephen Spender, The New York TimesRenowned Beckett scholar Ruby Cohn has selected some of Beckett's criticisms, reviews, letters, and other unpublished materials that shed new light on his work....
|Title||:||Disjecta: Miscellaneous Writings and a Dramatic Fragment|
|Number of Pages||:||176 Pages|
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Disjecta: Miscellaneous Writings and a Dramatic Fragment Reviews
Es un libro complicado de abordar. El contexto es lejano y los escritos son escritos sobre otros escritos sobre (aun) otros escritos. Los postulados sobre estética son interesantes aunque a veces incomprensibles; lo demás pasa un poco por alto.Definitivamente no es una lectura de gozo sino más bien es útil como lectura académica. No recomendado para llevar a la playa.
Miscelánea de textos de Beckett sobre temas diversos (reseñas de libros, sobre pintura, cartas que no era partidario que se publicasen, obras incompletas)No aportan nada a los textos de Beckett.Quizás su extenso conocimiento artístico.No se escribe nada sabiendo nada.
Miscellaneous writings that Beckett finally allowed to be published. More useful to scholars, but some interesting stuff nonetheless. Original text, in French, of Beckett’s hoax lecture. His essay on Dante and Joyce. A previously unpublished play fragment “Human Wishes” from 1937. A bunch of reviews, and most importantly, some key letters. One excerpt from a letter discussing a publishers desire to edit down Murphy ends “And of course the narrative is hard to follow. And of course deliberately so.” And another letter, also on Murphy gives Weller his impetus for A Taste for The Negative. And then there is both the original German text as well as an English translation of the famous letter to Axel Kaun, where Beckett argues for “an assault against words in the name of beauty” and “As we cannot eliminate language all at once, we should leave nothing undone that might contribute to its falling into disrepute. To bore one hole after another in it, until what lurks behind it - be it something or a nothing - begins to seep through; I cannot imagine a higher goal for a writer today.” and on to say “to this literature of the unword, which is so desirable to me.”
For the "German Letter."
The essay "Dante...Bruno.Vico..Joyce" is wonderful and informative. The writings on art and Aesthetics is interesting. But more of a read for scholarly purposes than for pleasure.