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... more...