Beckett and the Irish Protestant Imagination

Feargal Whelan

ibidem Press

Beckett and the Irish Protestant Imagination

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Pub Date: February 2019

ISBN: 9783838211237

302 Pages

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Beckett and the Irish Protestant Imagination

Feargal Whelan

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By providing a detailed analysis of the cultural environment into which Samuel Beckett was born, Feargal Whelan constructs a frequently ignored context for the body of Beckett's work. Detailed analysis of works drawn from all genres and from all periods of Beckett’s oeuvre trace his engagement with Ireland and the impact of the country, its culture, and its landscape on his writing, from the direct social commentaries of the early prose to the haunted persistence of its memories in the later work.

About the Author

Feargal Whelan completed his doctorate at University College Dublin and has published widely on the works of Samuel Beckett. He also researches Irish theater of the mid-twentieth-century with an emphasis on the Gate Theatre. He cofounded the series of international conferences Samuel Beckett and the ‘State’ of Ireland which ran from 2011 to 2013, and has worked with the Samuel Beckett Summer School at Trinity College Dublin since its inception in 2011. He edits The Beckett Circle and is an associate researcher at University College Dublinʼs Humanities Institute.