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Gontarski Stanley E

(Florida State University, USA), (born 1942), Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English at Florida State University, where he edited the Journal of Beckett Studies from 1989-2008. His recent books are: (with C. J. Ackerley) The Faber Companion to Samuel Beckett: A Reader’s Guide to His Works, Life, and Thought (2006) and (ed. with Anthony Uhlmann) Beckett after Beckett (2006). More recently, he has edited (with Paul Ardoin and Laci Mattison) Understanding Bergson, Understanding Modernism (Bloomsbury, 2013), which book has launched and served as a model for his book series with Bloomsbury called “Understanding Philosophy/Understanding Modernism”); his Understanding Deleuze, Understanding Modernism (also co-edited with Paul Ardoin and Laci Mattison) appeared as part of that series in 2014.  His critical, bilingual edition of Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire was published as Un tram che si chiama desiderio / A Streetcar Named Desire in the series Canone teatrale europeo/Canon of European Drama from Editioni ETS in Pisa, 2012, for which series he is currently completing (with Laura Peja) a bilingual, critical edition of Endgame; a second edition of his On Beckett: Essays and Criticism has been published by Anthem Press in 2013.  He has also edited The Beckett Critical Reader: Archives, Theories, and Translations (2012) and The Edinburgh Companion to Samuel Beckett and the Arts (2014), both from Edinburgh University Press; his monograph, Creative Involution:  Bergson Beckett, Deleuze has appeared in 2015 to launch his book series “Other Becketts” with Edinburgh University Press, from which his Beckett Matters:  Essays on Beckett’s Late Modernism appeared in fall 2016.  His Przedstawienie Becketta: Eseje o Becketcie., edited by Tomasz Wiśniewski and Miłosz Wojtyna appeared from Maski Press in  2016. His most recent books are:  Beckett’s “Happy Day”:  A Manuscript Study, appeared from Ohio State University Press in 2017 and his Revisioning Beckett:  Samuel Beckett’s Decadent Turn appeared from Bloomsbury Academic in 2018. E-mail:

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