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The Resource Flaubert, Joyce and Beckett : the stoic comedians, Hugh Kenner ; with illustrations by Guy Davenport

Flaubert, Joyce and Beckett : the stoic comedians, Hugh Kenner ; with illustrations by Guy Davenport

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Flaubert, Joyce and Beckett : the stoic comedians
Title
Flaubert, Joyce and Beckett
Title remainder
the stoic comedians
Statement of responsibility
Hugh Kenner ; with illustrations by Guy Davenport
Title variation
Stoic comedians
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An enlightening study of three writers, Flaubert, Joyce and Beckett: The Stoic Comedians begins with an explanation of the effect of the printing press on books. The "book as book" has been removed from the oral tradition by such features as prefaces, footnotes, and indexes. Books have become voiceless in some sense✹they are to be read silently, not recited aloud. How this mechanical change affected the possibilities of fiction is Kenner's subject. Each of the three featured authors approached this situation in a unique, yet connected way: Flaubert as the "Comedian of the Enlightenment, " categorizing man's intellectual follies; Joyce as the "Comedian of the Inventory, " with his meticulously constructed lists; and Beckett as the "Comedian of the Impasse, " eliminating facts and writing novels about a man alone writing.--
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Kenner, Hugh
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illustrations
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non fiction
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  • Flaubert, Gustave
  • Joyce, James
  • Beckett, Samuel
Label
Flaubert, Joyce and Beckett : the stoic comedians, Hugh Kenner ; with illustrations by Guy Davenport
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Note
Originally published: Boston : Beacon Press, 1962
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17858252
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
106 pages
Isbn
9781564783806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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  • n
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illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)926241206
Label
Flaubert, Joyce and Beckett : the stoic comedians, Hugh Kenner ; with illustrations by Guy Davenport
Publication
Note
Originally published: Boston : Beacon Press, 1962
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17858252
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
106 pages
Isbn
9781564783806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)926241206

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