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Party Pieces
Oral Storytelling and Social Performance in Joyce and Beckett

 
Alan W. Friedman

Paper $22.95s    |    978-0-8156-3148-4    |    2007

Explores the Irish tradition of social performance embedded in James Joyce’s fiction and Samuel Beckett’s plays.

Description
"Irishness" has often meant self-dramatization because Ireland is commonly represented as a nation of storytellers, musicians, and virtuoso performers. Like many of their characters, Joyce and Beckett were superb musicians, creators of performance, and they sought both to evoke and exhaust the resources and rhythms of language and performance. In this groundbreaking work, Alan W. Friedman explores the rich historical and literary backgrounds of this distinctly Irish phenomenon. He explains its cultural significance and discusses the major works of both authors, illustrating the diverse ways in which Ireland is enacted.

Party Pieces offers a distinct contribution to the critical study of Joyce and Beckett. Unlike other books on the subject of social performance, it places two great modern Irish writers within social and metaphorical conventions that are specifically moored in their Irishness. In so doing the author shows how social performances not only impacted the works of Joyce and Beckett but also were central to their creative processes. Meticulously researched, convincingly argued, and clearly written, Party Pieces is an ideal reference for scholars of Joyce, Beckett, and Irish studies.

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Author
Alan W. Friedman is Arthur J. Thaman and Wilhelmina Doré Thaman Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Texas, Austin. He is the author of Fictional Death and the Modernist Enterprise and editor of Beckett in Black and Red: The Translations for Nancy Cunard’s Negro.

6 x 9, 256 pages, 10 illustrations, notes, bibiography, index


Party Pieces Oral Storytelling and Social Performance in Joyce and Beckett

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