Damned to Fame: the Life of Samuel Beckett

Damned to Fame: the Life of Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett's long-standing friend, James Knowlson, recreates

Beckett's youth in Ireland, his studies at Trinity College, Dublin in

the early 1920s and from there to the Continent, where he plunged into

the multicultural literary society of late-1920s Paris. The biography

throws new light on Beckett's stormy relationship with his mother, the

psychotherapy he received after the death of his father and his crucial

relationship with James Joyce. There is also material… (more)