The Drama in the Text: Beckett's Late Fiction by Enoch BraterThe Drama in the Text: Beckett's Late Fiction by Enoch Brater

The Drama in the Text: Beckett's Late Fiction

byEnoch Brater

Hardcover | June 16, 1994

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 1,021 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


The Drama in the Text argues that Beckett's late fiction, like his radio plays, demands to be read aloud, since much of the emotional meaning lodges in its tonality. In Beckett's haunting prose work the reader turns listener, collaborating with the sound of words to elucidate meaning from thesilence of the universe. Enoch Brater ranges across all of Beckett's work, quoting from it liberally, and makes connections mainly with other writers, but also with details drawn from the entire Western cultural heritage. Brater serves as an authoritative and persuasive guide to the rich texture ofsuch a difficult but compelling vocabulary, providing recognition, insight, and accessibility.
Enoch Brater is at University of Michigan.
Title:The Drama in the Text: Beckett's Late FictionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 8.5 × 5.63 × 0.94 inPublished:June 16, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195088921

ISBN - 13:9780195088922


Editorial Reviews

"Reading it thoroughly is richly to re-encounter Beckett's texts anew. The insights come thick and fast, and you have to stay with Brater every step of the way."--ournal of Beckett Studies