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4.0 out of 5 stars A good summary of the contexts, not a critical appreciation, 21 Jun 2001
This review is from: Beckett: Waiting for Godot (Landmarks of World Literature) (Paperback)
This book is reasonably good if, like me, you wanted to know more about the contexts and themes of the book. It is a little short on material, although it does cover both versions and many of the main characters and 'plot' elements.
This is certainly not a critical piece of writing, and you would be disappointed if you wanted to read about the contexts and critical interpretations of the text. Further discussion of the Absurb and existentialist, and probably Lucky's speech, would have given the book more academic authority - as these important elements are treated to a thin discussion.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars BRIEF, BUT TO THE POINT., 20 Dec 2009
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This is a concise introduction to one of the world's most famous plays. It provides a clear outline of the circumstances in which Samuel Beckett wrote "Waiting for Godot" - as well as a persuasive analysis of his text. It also indicates some of the many ways in which Beckett's drama has prfoundly influenced the work of other playwrights - concentrating on those writing in the English language. My principal reservation is that, at times, the analysis and information is a little too compressed - but, since it is written as a short guide for students, perhaps that is inevitable.
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