Beckett's Audiobooks

Benson, Stephen ORCID: (2012) Beckett's Audiobooks. The Yearbook of English Studies (YES), 42. pp. 223-237. ISSN 0306-2473

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Samuel Beckett is a writer peculiarly attuned to the sound of the environment and to the perceptual processes by which ambient sound is registered and acknowledged in the act of listening. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Beckett's writing of the 1950s and 1960s, and in his Trilogy in particular. Lending a critical ear to these prose works reveals Beckett as what we would now call a sound artist. He was a near contemporary of John Cage, with whom he shared an alertness to the quiet events of everyday soundscapes and a concomitant interest in the formulation of a phenomenology of listening.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: beckett,acoustics,listening
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Literature and Creative Writing (former - to 2011)

Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Modern and Contemporary Writing Research Group
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Creative-Critical Research Group
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Depositing User: Katherine Humphries
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2012 09:52
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2022 11:30
DOI: 10.5699/yearenglstud.42.2012.0223

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