Praise for DAMNED TO FAME: 'A landmark in scholarly criticism Knowlson is the world's leading Beckett scholar. His life is right up there with George Painter's Proust and Richard Ellman's Joyce in sensitivity and fascination' Daily Telegraph 'A triumph of scholarship and sympathy' Independent 'The depth of detail is formidable, and instantly puts other Beckett biographies in the shade' Sunday Times 'Unlikely ever to be superseded Completely absorbing' Spectator
About the Author
James Knowlson is Emeritus Professor of French at the University of Reading where he founded the Beckett Archive (now the Beckett International Foundation). He was a friend of Samuel Beckett for twenty years and is his authorised biographer, publishing Damned to Fame: The Life of Samuel Beckett with Bloomsbury in 1996. He has written or edited many other books and essays on Beckett and modern drama, including most recently Images of Beckett with theatre photographer John Haynes. Dr Elizabeth Knowlson lectured in French at the University of Glasgow from 1961 to 1969. After having three children, she resumed her university career as an administrator at the Centre for Applied Language Studies in the University of Reading, before leaving her post to assist her husband with his biography of Beckett and his later books and essays.