Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot
Author: Samuel Beckett
Publsiher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2011-04-12
ISBN 10: 9780802198822
ISBN 13: 0802198821
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Waiting for Godot Book Review:

From an inauspicious beginning at the tiny Left Bank Theatre de Babylone in 1953, followed by bewilderment among American and British audiences, Waiting for Godot has become of the most important and enigmatic plays of the past fifty years and a cornerstone of twentieth-century drama. As Clive Barnes wrote, “Time catches up with genius … Waiting for Godot is one of the masterpieces of the century.” The story revolves around two seemingly homeless men waiting for someone—or something—named Godot. Vladimir and Estragon wait near a tree, inhabiting a drama spun of their own consciousness. The result is a comical wordplay of poetry, dreamscapes, and nonsense, which has been interpreted as mankind’s inexhaustible search for meaning. Beckett’s language pioneered an expressionistic minimalism that captured the existential post-World War II Europe. His play remains one of the most magical and beautiful allegories of our time.

Watt

Watt
Author: Samuel Beckett
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-08-16
ISBN 10: 0571266940
ISBN 13: 9780571266944
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Watt Book Review:

Written in Roussillon during World War Two, while Samuel Beckett was hiding from the Gestapo, Watt was first published in 1953. Beckett acknowledged that this comic novel unlike any other 'has its place in the series' - those masterpieces running from Murphy to the Trilogy, Waiting for Godot and beyond. It shares their sense of a world in crisis, their profound awareness of the paradoxes of being, and their distrust of the rational universe. Watt tells the tale of Mr Knott's servant and his attempts to get to know his master. Watt's mistake is to derive the essence of his master from the accidentals of his being, and his painstakingly logical attempts to 'know' ultimately consign him to the asylum. Itself a critique of error, Watt has previously appeared in editions that are littered with mistakes, both major and minor. The new Faber edition offers for the first time a corrected text based on a scholarly appraisal of the manuscripts and textual history.

Damned to Fame

Damned to Fame
Author: James Knowlson
Publsiher: Grove Press
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780802141255
ISBN 13: 0802141250
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Damned to Fame Book Review:

Damned to Fame is the brilliant and insightful portrait of Nobel Prize-winning author Samuel Beckett, mysterious and reclusive master of twentieth-century literature. Professor James Knowlson, Beckett's chosen biographer and a leading authority on Beckett, vividly recreates Beckett's life from his birth in a rural suburb of Dublin in 1906 to his death in Paris in 1989, revealing the real man behind the literary giant. Scrupulously researched and filled with previously unknown information garnered from interviews with the author and his friends, family, and contemporaries, Knowlson's unparalleled work is the definitive Beckett biography of our time. Nearing the end of his life, Samuel Beckett chose James Knowlson to be his biographer because he "knows my work best." One of the world's leading authorities on Beckett, Knowlson has drawn on his twenty-year friendship with the Nobel Prize winner, more than one hundred interviews, and research in dozens of archival collections-many previously untapped by scholars-to produce this definitive biography of one of hte century's leading writers in both English and French. Damned to Fame follows teh reclusive literary giant's life from his birth in Foxrock, a rural suburb of Dublin, in 1906 to his death in Paris in 1989. Knowlson brilliantly re-creates Beckett's early years as a struggling author in Paris, his travels through Germany in 1936-37 as the Nazis were consolidating their power, his service in the French Resistance during World War II, and the years of literary fame and financial success that followed the first performance of his controversial Waiting For Godot (1953). Paris between the wars was a city vibrant with experimentation, both in the arts and in personal lifestyle, and Knowlson introduces us to the writers and painters who, along with the young Beckett, populated his bohemian community. Most notable was James Joyce, a fellow Irishman who became Beckett's friend and mentor and influenced him to devote his life to writing. We also meet the women in Beckett's life-his domineering mother, May; his cousin Peggy Sinclair, who died at a tragically young age; Ethna McCarthy, his first love, whom he immortalized in his poetry and prose; Peggy Guggenheim, the American heiress and patron of the arts; and the strong and independent Suzanne Deschevaux-Dumesnil, whom he met in the late 1930s and married in 1961. Beyond recounting many previously unknown aspects of the writer's life, including his strong support for human rights and other political causes, Knowlson explores in fascinating detail teh roots of Beckett's works. He shows not only how the relationship between Beckett's own experiences and his work became more oblique over time, but also how his startling postmodern images were inspired by the paintings of the Old Masters, such as Antonello da Messina, Durer, Rembrandt, and Caravaggio. Perhaps most striking of all is Knowlson's portrait of Beckett's complex personality. Although Beckett is often depicted as melancholic, self-critical, and intensely preoccupied with his work, his own letters reveal him to have been also a witty, resilient, and compassionate man who could respond to adversity with humor and who inspired deep affection in his friends.

Waiting and Dating

Waiting and Dating
Author: Myles Munroe
Publsiher: Destiny Image Publishers
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2005-01-28
ISBN 10: 0768496306
ISBN 13: 9780768496307
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Waiting and Dating Book Review:

DON’T KISS DATING GOODBYE! There is a much better way! Dr. Myles Munroe is an internationally acclaimed teacher and conference speaker with several best-selling books to his credit. In Waiting and Dating, Dr. Munroe offers a balanced, biblical view for every believer who wants a prosperous and fulfilling marriage relationship. He offers some of the best advice you will ever find on the subject of finding the one with whom you will spend the rest of your life. In Waiting and Dating, you will learn: • The importance of sharing your faith in God. • The need for personal wholeness. • The importance of true friendship in a relationship. • The myths of finding the right person. • How to discern the right mate. • Much, much more! The principles in this book will guide you through what for some is the most confusing time of your life. For anyone looking for that special someone with whom to share their life, this book is essential, fun, and full of hope!

Waiting for Godot - A Cultural Approach

Waiting for Godot - A Cultural Approach
Author: Victoria Friederike Joy Feitsch
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 84
Release: 2008-03
ISBN 10: 3638921522
ISBN 13: 9783638921527
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Waiting for Godot - A Cultural Approach Book Review:

Bachelor Thesis from the year 2006 in the subject Theater Studies, Dance, grade: A, Roehampton University London, 17 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: A man speaking English beautifully chooses to speak in French, which he speaks with greater difficulty, so that he is obliged to choose his words carefully, forced to give up fluency and to find the hard words that come with that difficulty, and then after all that finding he puts it all back into English, a new English containing all the difficulty of the French, of the coining of thought in a second language, a new English with the power to change English for ever [...]. (Rushdie, Salman (2006))

Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot

Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot
Author: Mark Taylor-Batty,Juliette Taylor-Batty
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2013-06-13
ISBN 10: 1441156100
ISBN 13: 9781441156105
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot Book Review:

"An impressively complete survey of the play in its cultural, theatrical, historical and political contexts." - David Bradby, co-editor of Contemporary Theatre Review Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot is not only an indisputably important and influential dramatic text -it is also one of the most significant western cultural landmarks of the twentieth century. Originally written in French, the play first amazed and appalled Parisian theatre-goers and critics before receiving a harshly dismissive initial critical response in Britain in 1955. Its influence since then on the international stage has been significant, impacting on generations of actors, directors and audiences.

Godot Engine Game Development in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself

Godot Engine Game Development in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself
Author: Ariel Manzur,George Marques
Publsiher: Sams Publishing
Total Pages: 99998
Release: 2018-03-13
ISBN 10: 0134835212
ISBN 13: 9780134835211
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Godot Engine Game Development in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself Book Review:

In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, this guide will help you create great 2D and 3D games for any platform with the 100% free Godot 3.0 game engine. Its straightforward, step-by-step approach guides you from basic scenes, graphics, and game flow through advanced shaders, environments, particle rendering, and networked games. Godot’s co-creator and main contributorwalk you through building three complete games, offering advanced techniques you won’t find anywhere else. Every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success. Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Godot engine programming tasks and techniques Practical, hands-on examples show you how to apply what you learn Quizzes and exercises help you test your knowledge and stretch your skills Notes and tips point out shortcuts, solutions, and problems to avoid Learn how to… · Install Godot, create projects, and use the visual editor · Master the scene system, and organize games with Scene Trees · Create 2D graphics, 3D graphics, and animations · Use basic and advanced scripting to perform many game tasks · Process player input from any source · Control game flow, configurations, and resources · Maximize realism with Godot’s physics and particle systems · Make the most of 3D shaders, materials, lighting, and shadows · Control effects and post-processing · Build richer, more sophisticated game universes with viewports · Develop networked games, from concepts to communication and input · Export games to the devices you’ve targeted · Integrate native code, third-party APIs, and engine extensions (bonus chapter)

Samuel Beckett as World Literature

Samuel Beckett as World Literature
Author: Thirthankar Chakraborty,Juan Luis Toribio Vazquez
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-07-23
ISBN 10: 1501358812
ISBN 13: 9781501358814
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Samuel Beckett as World Literature Book Review:

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 brings together a wide range of international contributors to share their perspectives on Beckett's presence in countries such as China, Japan, Serbia, India and Brazil, among others, and to flesh out Beckett's relationship with postcolonial literatures and his place within the 'canon' of world literature.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Author: Tom Stoppard
Publsiher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2007-12-01
ISBN 10: 9781555848941
ISBN 13: 155584894X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Book Review:

Acclaimed as a modern dramatic masterpiece, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead is the fabulously inventive tale of Hamlet as told from the worm’s-eve view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare’s play. In Tom Stoppard’s best-known work, this Shakespearean Laurel and Hardy finally get a chance to take the lead role, but do so in a world where echoes of Waiting for Godot resound, where reality and illusion intermix, and where fate leads our two heroes to a tragic but inevitable end. Tom Stoppard was catapulted into the front ranks of modem playwrights overnight when Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead opened in London in 1967. Its subsequent run in New York brought it the same enthusiastic acclaim, and the play has since been performed numerous times in the major theatrical centers of the world. It has won top honors for play and playwright in a poll of London Theater critics, and in its printed form it was chosen one of the “Notable Books of 1967” by the American Library Association.

Beckett: A Guide for the Perplexed

Beckett: A Guide for the Perplexed
Author: Jonathan Boulter
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2013-08-22
ISBN 10: 1441125981
ISBN 13: 9781441125989
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beckett: A Guide for the Perplexed Book Review:

Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) is one of the most important twentieth century writers. Seen as both a modernist and postmodernist, his work has influenced generations of playwrights, novelists and poets. Despite his notorious difficulty, Beckett famously refused to offer his readers any help in interpreting his work. Beckett's texts examine key philosophical-humanist questions but his writing is challenging, perplexing and often intimidating for readers. This guide offers students reading Beckett a clear starting point from which to confront some of the most difficult plays and novels produced in the twentieth century, texts which often appear to work on the very edge of meaninglessness. Beginning with a general introduction to Beckett, his work and its contexts, the guide looks at each of the major genres in turn, analyzing key works chronologically. It explains why Beckett's texts can seem so impenetrable and confusing, and focuses on key questions and issues. Giving an accessible account of both the form and content of Beckett's work, this guide will enable students to begin to come to grips with this fascinating but daunting writer.

Beckett's Creatures

Beckett's Creatures
Author: Joseph Anderton
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2016-05-05
ISBN 10: 1474234542
ISBN 13: 9781474234542
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beckett's Creatures Book Review:

In the shadow of the Holocaust, Samuel Beckett captures humanity in ruins through his debased beings and a decomposing mode of writing that strives to 'fail better'. But what might it mean to be a 'creature' or 'creaturely' in Beckett's world? In the first full-length study of the concept of the creature in Beckett's prose and drama, this book traces the suspended lives and melancholic existences of Beckett's ignorant and impotent creatures to assess the extent to which political value marks the divide between human and inhuman. Through close readings of Beckett's prose and drama, particularly texts from the middle period, including Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable, Waiting for Godot and Endgame, Anderton explicates four arenas of creaturely life in Beckett. Each chapter attends to a particular theme – testimony, power, humour and survival – to analyse a range of pressures and impositions that precipitate the creaturely state of suspension. Drawing on the writings of Adorno, Agamben, Benjamin, Deleuze and Derrida to explore the overlaps between artistic and political structures of creation, the creature emerges as an in-between figure that bespeaks the provisional nature of the human. The result is a provocative examination of the indirect relationship between art and history through Beckett's treatment of testimony, power, humour and survival, which each attest to the destabilisation of meaning after Auschwitz.

Room

Room
Author: Emma Donoghue
Publsiher: Oberon Books
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2017-05-07
ISBN 10: 178682177X
ISBN 13: 9781786821775
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Room Book Review:

‘I wait for his boots to drop. They fall on Floor, one thump, two thumps, that’s how I know he’s going to get into Bed with Ma now and make it squeak. I count the squeaks because I’m excellent at numbers. I have to count, I can’t lose count, if I lose count I don’t know what. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10...’ Kidnapped as a teenage girl, Ma has been locked inside a purpose built room in her captor’s garden for seven years. Her five-year-old son, Jack, has no concept of the world outside and happily exists inside Room with the help of Ma’s games and his vivid imagination where objects like Rug, Lamp and TV are his only friends. But for Ma the time has come to escape and face their biggest challenge to date: the world outside Room.

The Theatre of the Absurd

The Theatre of the Absurd
Author: Martin Esslin
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2009-04-02
ISBN 10: 0307548015
ISBN 13: 9780307548016
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Theatre of the Absurd Book Review:

In 1953, Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot premiered at a tiny avant-garde theatre in Paris; within five years, it had been translated into more than twenty languages and seen by more than a million spectators. Its startling popularity marked the emergence of a new type of theatre whose proponents—Beckett, Ionesco, Genet, Pinter, and others—shattered dramatic conventions and paid scant attention to psychological realism, while highlighting their characters’ inability to understand one another. In 1961, Martin Esslin gave a name to the phenomenon in his groundbreaking study of these playwrights who dramatized the absurdity at the core of the human condition. Over four decades after its initial publication, Esslin’s landmark book has lost none of its freshness. The questions these dramatists raise about the struggle for meaning in a purposeless world are still as incisive and necessary today as they were when Beckett’s tramps first waited beneath a dying tree on a lonely country road for a mysterious benefactor who would never show. Authoritative, engaging, and eminently readable, The Theatre of the Absurd is nothing short of a classic: vital reading for anyone with an interest in the theatre.

Release It!

Release It!
Author: Michael T. Nygard
Publsiher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2018-01-08
ISBN 10: 1680504525
ISBN 13: 9781680504521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Release It! Book Review:

A single dramatic software failure can cost a company millions of dollars - but can be avoided with simple changes to design and architecture. This new edition of the best-selling industry standard shows you how to create systems that run longer, with fewer failures, and recover better when bad things happen. New coverage includes DevOps, microservices, and cloud-native architecture. Stability antipatterns have grown to include systemic problems in large-scale systems. This is a must-have pragmatic guide to engineering for production systems. If you're a software developer, and you don't want to get alerts every night for the rest of your life, help is here. With a combination of case studies about huge losses - lost revenue, lost reputation, lost time, lost opportunity - and practical, down-to-earth advice that was all gained through painful experience, this book helps you avoid the pitfalls that cost companies millions of dollars in downtime and reputation. Eighty percent of project life-cycle cost is in production, yet few books address this topic. This updated edition deals with the production of today's systems - larger, more complex, and heavily virtualized - and includes information on chaos engineering, the discipline of applying randomness and deliberate stress to reveal systematic problems. Build systems that survive the real world, avoid downtime, implement zero-downtime upgrades and continuous delivery, and make cloud-native applications resilient. Examine ways to architect, design, and build software - particularly distributed systems - that stands up to the typhoon winds of a flash mob, a Slashdotting, or a link on Reddit. Take a hard look at software that failed the test and find ways to make sure your software survives. To skip the pain and get the experience...get this book.

Love

Love
Author: Roddy Doyle
Publsiher: Knopf Canada
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-06-23
ISBN 10: 0735279896
ISBN 13: 9780735279896
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Love Book Review:

Two old friends reconnect in Dublin for a dramatic, revealing evening of confidences--some planned, some spontaneous--in this captivating new book from the author of the Booker Prize-winning Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha. Old friends meet up on a summer's evening at a Dublin restaurant. Both are now married with grown-up children, and their lives have taken seemingly similar paths. But Joe has a secret he has to tell Davy, and Davy, a grief he wants to keep from Joe. Both are not the men they used to be. Neither Davy nor Joe know what the night has in store, but as two pints turns to three, then five, and the men set out to revisit the haunts of their youth, the ghosts of Dublin entwine around them. Their first buoyant forays into adulthood, the pubs, the parties, broken hearts and bungled affairs, as well as the memories of what eventually drove them apart. As the two friends try to reconcile their versions of the past over the course of one night, Love offers a moving portrait of what it means to put into words the many forms love can take throughout our lives.

Proof of Heaven

Proof of Heaven
Author: Eben Alexander
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2012-10-23
ISBN 10: 1451695195
ISBN 13: 9781451695199
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proof of Heaven Book Review:

Shares an account of his religiously transformative near-death experience and revealing week-long coma, describing his scientific study of near-death phenomena while explaining what he learned about the nature of human consciousness.

Samuel Beckett in Confinement

Samuel Beckett in Confinement
Author: James Little
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-05-14
ISBN 10: 1350112348
ISBN 13: 9781350112346
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Samuel Beckett in Confinement Book Review:

Confinement appears repeatedly in Samuel Beckett's oeuvre – from the asylums central to Murphy and Watt to the images of confinement that shape plays such as Waiting for Godot and Endgame. Drawing on spatial theory and new archival research, Beckett in Confinement explores these recurring concepts of closed space to cast new light on the ethical and political dimensions of Beckett's work. Covering the full range of Beckett's writing career, including two plays he completed for prisoners, Catastrophe and the unpublished 'Mongrel Mime', the book shows how this engagement with the ethics of representing prisons and asylums stands at the heart of Beckett's poetics.

The mime and the clown - or Samuel Beckett as comedian

The mime and the clown - or Samuel Beckett as comedian
Author: Giuseppe Stein
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 14
Release: 2008-06-02
ISBN 10: 3638056775
ISBN 13: 9783638056779
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The mime and the clown - or Samuel Beckett as comedian Book Review:

Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, University of Bamberg, course: Proseminar Samuel Beckett, 14 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Clowns and mimes have been accompanying theatrical work since the ancient world and they have not lost their comic effect until today. Even when Beckett has never admitted explicitly that his clown-like characters were intended, his plays do, however, show a considerable influence of comic elements. These clownish and mimetic elements shall be examplified in this term paper. Hence a short view over the history and characteristics of mimes and clowns shall be given and the results embedded into the plays Waiting for Godot, Endgame und Act Without Words I.

Modern Critical Interpretations Set, 83-Volumes

Modern Critical Interpretations Set, 83-Volumes
Author: Harold Bloom
Publsiher: Chelsea House Pub
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2007-06-01
ISBN 10: 9780791096864
ISBN 13: 0791096866
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Critical Interpretations Set, 83-Volumes Book Review:

" Presents important and scholarly criticism on major works from The Odyssey through modern literature" The critical essays reflect a variety of schools of criticism" Contains notes on the contributing critics, a chronology of the author's life, and an index" Introductory essay by Harold Bloom

Waiting for Mercy

Waiting for Mercy
Author: Shannon Dermott
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9781519906465
ISBN 13: 1519906463
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Waiting for Mercy Book Review:

What do you do when you've been to hell and back, literally? For Mercy, it meant the beginning of the end for everything. Love, Happiness, Life. When the people important to her are thrown into danger and she is forced to choose who to save, what will Mercy do? When the demon within her has its own agenda, going to new lengths to fulfill it, how will she cope? And when a new nemesis arrives, with a sole focus to take what belongs to her, how will she survive? Some situations make you stronger, some make you weak. She used to run from confrontation but the need to uncover secrets will harden her resolve to make new choices. In the end, someone else will suffer the consequences. Who will be burned by her very existence? And what will become of everything she holds dear? Mercy's life wasn't easy before and things aren't getting easier now.