I have an essay to do on the following question:
"How important is historical context to an understanding of the work of Samuel Beckett?"
My tutor has told me to use around three of his works so I've chosen 'Endgame', 'Happy Days', and 'Texts For Nothing' as these are the ones we have covered most so far.
I have found some info (Books/Journals) on Endgame and how it relates to the Holocaust and how it portrays the historical influence WWII and Nazi Germany had on Beckett, but I'm getting really stuck on the other two, especially Texts for Nothing!
I thought maybe the Cold War and Nuclear fear could play a part too?
So if anyone could offer any ideas/opinions or books/journals/online resources to use I would be so thankful.
Does anyone use their degree?