- Samuel Beckett (Critical Survey of Poetry)
- Samuel Beckett (Cyclopedia of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition)
- Samuel Beckett (Dictionary of World Biography: The 20th Century)
- Malone Dies (Masterplots, Fourth Edition)
- The Unnamable (Masterplots, Fourth Edition)
- Samuel Beckett (Critical Survey of Long Fiction, Fourth Edition)
- Samuel Beckett (Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Second Revised Edition)
- Molloy, Malone Dies The Unnamable (Masterplots II: World Fiction Series)
- Malone Dies (Cyclopedia of Literary Places)
- The Unnamable (Cyclopedia of Literary Places)
- Samuel Beckett (Critical Survey of Drama, Second Revised Edition)
At a glance:
- Author: Samuel Beckett
- First Published: 1951
- Type of Work: Novel
- Type of Plot: Absurdist
- Time of Work: Mid-twentieth century
- Genres: Long fiction, Absurdist literature, Novel
- Subjects: 1950's, Self-discovery, Memory, Traveling or travelers, Philosophy or philosophers, Psychology or psychologists, Authors or writers, Art or artists, 1940's, Paris, Death or dying, Existentialism, Old age or elderly people
Forest. Unnamed forest in which most of the story is set. Although its location is never identified, the fact that the novel’s two main characters have Irish names suggests that the forest is in Ireland, Beckett’s homeland. However, other clues in the play suggest that the forest could as easily be in France, Beckett’s adopted country. In any case, the forest is probably in northern Europe.
Like the enchanted forest of traditional fairy tales, Beckett’s forest is a powerful agent that acts upon both the body and soul of any person...
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