Beckett in Popular Culture: Essays on a Postmodern Icon by P.J. Murphy,Nick Pawliuk

By P.J. Murphy,Nick Pawliuk

What do Bono, Seinfeld and Apple have in universal? not anything. notwithstanding, it’s the nothing of Samuel Beckett, that's something. daring and provocative, Beckett’s works or even his photo are a powerful strength in glossy society. sneakers, advertising, child names—all fall less than his spell.
This selection of new essays (one exception) reveals him included into almost all features 
of renowned culture—television, renowned fiction, video clips, tattoos, even sports—in a way that turns out to defy classifying. Is it image-making or image-taking? Why is our tradition so enthusiastic about an imprecise Irish author most folk haven't learn? every one essay offers a distinct appraisal of Beckett’s branding.

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