Beckett in popular culture: essays on a postmodern icon 9781476623313, 9780786499595, 0786499591

"Bold and provocative, Beckett's works and even his image are a potent force in modern society. Shoes, marketi

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Beckett in popular culture: essays on a postmodern icon
 9781476623313, 9780786499595, 0786499591

Table of contents :
Saint Samuel Beckett's big toe: incorporating Beckett in popular culture / P.J. Murphy --
Fail better! Samuel Beckett's secrets of business and branding success / Stephen Brown --
The strange case of detective fiction / P.J. Murphy --
Far out worlds: sci-fi and speculative fiction / Nick Pawliuk --
Through a glass, lightly and darkly: depictions on prime time television / P.J. Murphy and Nick Pawliuk --
Screenings for Beckett in modern film: ghostly presences and popular culture manifestations / Cameron Reid --
The graphic novel: another "stain upon the silence" / Nick Pawliuk --
"A mollycoddled little git from foxrock": Beckett in Irish pop music / Cameron Reid --
B is for Beckett: babies and baby naming / Tanya Pawliuk --
In fashion: literary wardrobes and the marketplace / Jennifer Murphy, Tanya Pawliuk, P.J. Murphy and Nick Pawliuk --
The new dedalus: avatars and identities in online social networks / Mark Rowell Wallin --
Two quinks for Sam / Alexander M. Forbes --
The sporting life / P.J. Murphy --
Beckett as pop culture icon / P.J. Murphy --
Addenda: Beckett cetera: a pop culture miscellany / P.J. Murphy and Nick Pawliuk.

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