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  • Echo's Bonesby Samuel Beckett

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 18.94

    'Echo's Bones' was intended by Samuel Beckett to form the 'recessional' or end-piece of his early collection of interrelated stories, More Pricks Than Kicks , published in 1934. The story was written at the request of the publisher, but was held back from inclusion in the published volume. 'Echo's Bones' has remained unpublished to this day,... more...

  • The Complete Dramatic Works of Samuel Beckettby Samuel Beckett

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 23.32

    The present volume gathers all of Beckett's texts for theatre, from 1955 to 1984. It includes both the major dramatic works and the short and more compressed texts for the stage and for radio. 'He believes in the cadence, the comma, the bite of word on reality, whatever else he believes; and his devotion to them, he makes clear, is a sufficient... more...

  • Murphyby Samuel Beckett

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 13.11

    Edited by J. C. C. Mays Murphy , Samuel Beckett's first novel, was published in 1938. Its work-shy eponymous hero, adrift in London, realises that desire can never be satisfied and withdraws from life, in search of stupor. Murphy's lovestruck fiancée Celia tries with tragic pathos to draw him back, but her attempts are doomed to failure. Murphy's... more...

  • Endgameby Samuel Beckett

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 14.57

    Originally written in French and translated into English by Beckett, Endgame was given its first London performance at the Royal Court Theatre in 1957. HAMM: Clov! CLOV: Yes. HAMM: Nature has forgotten us. CLOV: There's no more nature. HAMM: No more nature! You exaggerate. CLOV: In the vicinity. HAMM: But we breathe, we change!... more...

  • Wattby Samuel Beckett

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 11.65

    Written in Roussillon during World War Two, while Samuel Beckett was hiding from the Gestapo, Watt was first published in 1953. Beckett acknowledged that this comic novel unlike any other 'has its place in the series' - those masterpieces running from Murphy to the Trilogy , Waiting for Godot and beyond. It shares their sense of a world... more...

  • The Expelled/The Calmative/The End with First Loveby Samuel Beckett

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 13.11

    These four stories or 'nouvelles' date from 1945, though all were published much later, in French and subsequently in English. All make use of a first-person narrator, and relish its vagaries - the inability to remember facts, the uncertainty as to why he is speaking in the first place, the loss of heart when explanations seem called for... Above... more...

  • Waiting for Godotby Samuel Beckett

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 14.57

    Subtitled 'A tragicomedy in two Acts', and famously described by the Irish critic Vivien Mercier as a play in which 'nothing happens, twice', En attendant Godot was first performed at the Théâtre de Babylone in Paris in 1953. It was translated into English by Samuel Beckett, and Waiting for Godot opened at the Arts Theatre in London in 1955.... more...

  • Happy Daysby Samuel Beckett

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 14.57

    Happy Days was written in 1960 and first produced in London at the Royal Court Theatre in November 1962. WINNIE : [ . . .] Well anyway - this man Shower - or Cooker - no matter - and the woman - hand in hand - in the other hands bags - kind of big brown grips - standing there gaping at me [...] - What's she doing? he says - What's the idea?... more...

  • All That Fall and Other Plays for Radio and Screenby Samuel Beckett

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 18.94

    This new edition brings together all of Beckett's dramatic writings for radio, television and film, offering works which range from eloquent comic naturalism to an eviscerated and pared-down symbolism. Above all, Beckett found his unique uses for the radio-play, a medium 'for voices not bodies', compacted of speech, sound and silence - and the plays... more...

  • Krapp's Last Tape and Other Shorter Playsby Samuel Beckett

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 18.94

    Krapp's Last Tape was first performed by Patrick Magee at the Royal Court Theatre in October 1958, and described as 'a solo, if that is the word, for one voice and two organs: one human, one mechanical. It fills few pages. It is perhaps the most original and important play of its length ever written.' (Roy Walker) The present volume brings together... more...