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Beckett, Samuel 1906-1989

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Most widely held works by Samuel Beckett
Waiting for Godot : tragicomedy in 2 acts by Samuel Beckett( Book )

670 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 23 languages and held by 5,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two old tramps wait on a bare stretch of road near a tree for Godot
Molloy : a novel by Samuel Beckett( Book )

396 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in 29 languages and held by 4,408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel consisting of two meandering, plotless, stream-of-consciousness monologues, one by Molloy, a bedridden vagrant obsessed with finding his mother, and the other by Moran, a private detective who is assigned to find Molloy. Some view the work as a modernistic and experimental excursion into meaninglessness. Both the characters have a similar appearance, similar attitudes, and seem to be seriously mentally disturbed. Some critics argue both are the same person
Endgame : a play in one act, followed by Act without words, a mime for one player by Samuel Beckett( Book )

332 editions published between 1957 and 2018 in 16 languages and held by 3,863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the text to two of Nobel Prize-winning author Samuel Beckett's greatest works, a single-act play and a single-person mime sketch
Murphy by Samuel Beckett( Book )

347 editions published between 1938 and 2015 in 18 languages and held by 3,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poor Irishman, seeking his own identity, drifts through worsening stages of despair until his final disintegration
How it is by Samuel Beckett( Book )

171 editions published between 1961 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 3,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The theme may be the struggle of form to emerge from formlessness using Leopardi's sense of the world as mud (E fango è il mondo) and therefore, a kind of purgatory, as well as Dante's image of souls gulping mud in the Stygian marsh of the Inferno (Canto VII, 109-126, in Palma's translation): "Set in the slime, they say: 'We were sullen, with no pleasure in the sweet, sun-gladdened air, carrying in our souls the fumes of sloth. Now we are sullen in this black ooze' - where they hymn this in their throats with a gurgling sound because they cannot form the words down there." Dante's Belacqua and his foetal position also are referenced in How It Is and the following quotation is an example of the work's unpunctuated, dense, and poetic style: "the knees drawn up the back bent in a hoop the tiny head near the knees curled round the sack Belacqua fallen over on his side tired of waiting forgotten of the hearts where grace abides asleep."--Wikipedia
Watt by Samuel Beckett( Book )

252 editions published between 1953 and 2020 in 21 languages and held by 2,917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An account of the grotesque and improbable adventures of a fantastically logical Irish servant and his master, narrated with mordant wit and rooted in Beckett's own terrifying vision of despair"--Cover
Stories & texts for nothing by Samuel Beckett( Book )

154 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together three of Nobel Prize winner Samuel Beckett's major short stories and thirteen shorter pieces of fiction that he calls "texts for nothing." Here, as in all his work, Beckett relentlessly strips away all but the essential to arrive at a core of truth. His prose reveals the same mastery that marks his work from Waiting for Godot and Endgame to Molloy and Malone Dies. In each of the three stories, old men displaced or expelled from the modest corners where they have been living bestir themselves in search of new corners. Told, "You can't stay here," they somehow, doggedly, inevitably, go on. Includes: "The Expelled" "The Calmative" "The End" Texts for Nothing (1-10)
Malone dies : a novel by Samuel Beckett( Book )

229 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in 17 languages and held by 2,725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dying man explores his imagination and begins to lose his identity
Happy days : a play in two acts by Samuel Beckett( Book )

129 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two characters--a woman buried up to her waist in the first act and up to her neck in the second, and a man who revolves around the mound in which she is placed--probe the tenuous connections that hold people to people and people to the universe in Happy Days"--Cover
Proust by Samuel Beckett( Book )

141 editions published between 1900 and 2020 in 15 languages and held by 2,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anecdotes of Indian cricket coach about various matches, places, and players
Mercier and Camier by Samuel Beckett( Book )

116 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two seedy stumblebums named Mercier and Camier, forerunners of Estragon and Vladimir of Waiting for Godot, set out on a mysterious journey through vaguely Irish scenery. They are unwilling clowns in a performance they do not understand ... "--From back cover, paperback edition
The lost ones by Samuel Beckett( Book )

96 editions published between 1970 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 2,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his quest for distilling the human experience into the barest essentials, Beckett tells of a universe of lost bodies roaming the niches and crevices inside a flattened cylinder fifty meters round and eighteen high
More pricks than kicks by Samuel Beckett( Book )

111 editions published between 1934 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Beckett, the recipient of the 1969 Nobel Prize for Literature and one of the greatest writers of our century, first published these ten short stories in 1934; they originally formed part of an unfinished novel. They trace the career of the first of Beckett’s antiheroes, Belacqua Shuah
Company by Samuel Beckett( Book )

74 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mijmeringen van iemand die naar gezelschap zoekt en daartoe zich van alles inbeeldt om "samen" te kunnen zijn
Fizzles by Samuel Beckett( Book )

64 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight short prose pieces written between 1973-1975
Waiting for Godot : a tragicomedy in two acts by Samuel Beckett( Book )

273 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An outstanding example of the Theatre of the Absurd, this is a tragicomedy about two tramps, in which nothing happens except trivial events and conversation that suggest the meaninglessness of life. The two tramps Vladimir (Didi) and Estragon (Gogo) are continually aware of cold, hunger and pain as they wait vainly for the arrival of the mysterious Godot, who sends a boy to them each day to tell them he will come the next day. The tramps quarrel and contemplate suicide, separation, and departure, but they remain dependent on each other and never do anything. Their condition is further reflected in the relationship between Pozzo, a rich man, and Lucky his servant and the only passerby who he cruelly mistreats. The play ends with the tramps still waiting for Godot to come and though it is bleak and despairing, Beckett's play is also richly humorous, asserting the human will to live in spite of everything
Ethics by Arnold Geulincx( )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Arnold Geulincx (1624-1669) is an original figure in the history of ideas, whose concepts have been seen as precursors of those developed by Spinoza, Malebranche, Leibniz and Kant. His Ethics presents a treatment of virtue from the standpoint of occasionalist metaphysics. The great Irish writer Samuel Beckett stated that Geulincx, with his emphasis on the powerlessness and ignorance of the human condition, was a key influence on his works." "This volume contains the first complete version of the text of the Ethics to appear in a modern language and includes Beckett's notes to his reading of Geulincx. Shedding new light on an important moment in intellectual history, its publication is a major event for students of philosophy and literature."--Jacket
Poems in English by Samuel Beckett( Book )

49 editions published between 1961 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cascando : and other short dramatic pieces by Samuel Beckett( Book )

21 editions published between 1962 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short dramatic works for various media: radio, television, stage, film
Comédie et actes divers by Samuel Beckett( Book )

126 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toneelstukjes voor theater, radio en televisie verschenen in de jaren 1955-1984
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Molloy : a novelEndgame : a play in one act, followed by Act without words, a mime for one playerMurphyHow it isWattStories & texts for nothingMalone dies : a novelHappy days : a play in two acts
Alternative Names
Baikeṭa, Saimuala

Baikita, Saimyuala

Baikita, Saimyuala, 1906-1989

Barclay Beckett, Samuel 1906-1989

Becket, Samuel

Becket, Samuel 1906-1989


Beckett S.

Beckett S. 1906-1989

Beckett, Sam

Beckett, Sam 1906-1989

Beckett Samuel

Beckett, Samuel, 1906-

Beckett, Samuel B. 1906-1989

Beckett, Samuel Barclay

Beckett, Samuel Barclay 1906-1989

Beckettas Samuelis

Beket, S. 1906-1989

Beket, Samjuel

Beḳeṭ, Samuel

Beḳeṭ, Samuʾel 1906-1989

Beket, Samyuil

Beket, Samyuil, 1906-1989

Beketas Samiuelis

Beketas Samjuelis

Bekets, Semjuels 1906-1989

Bekkeṟ_r, Sāmuvēl 1906-1989

Bekket, Samjuel’ 1906-1989

Bekket, Sėmjuėl’ 1906-1989

Bekket, Sèmûèl'.

Bekket Semyuel

Bīkīt, Ṣāmū'īl 1906-1989

Pei-k' o-t'e, Sa-miao-erh 1906-1989

Pei-kʻo-tʻe, Sa-miao-erh

Pei-kʻo-tʻe, Sa-miao-erh 1906-1989

Peket, Samouel 1906-1989

Saimyuala, Baikita

Saimyuala, Baikita, 1906-1989

Samuel Barclay Beckett

Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett écrivain, poète et dramaturge irlandais

Samuel Beckett escritor irlandés

Samuel Beckett ír költő, próza- és drámaíró

Samuel Beckett iresche Schrëfsteller

Samuel Beckett irischer Schriftsteller, Literaturnobelpreisträger

Samuel Beckett Irish novelist, playwright, and poet

Samuel Beckett Irlandes a nobelista

Samuel Beckett irländsk-fransk författare och dramatiker

Samuel Beckett irlandzki dramaturg, prozaik i eseista, noblista

Samuel Beckett irlantilainen kirjailija

Samuel Beckett irský dramatik a prozaik, představitel absurdního divadla

Samuel Beckett írsky spisovateľ a dramatik

Samuel Beckett schrijver uit Ierland (1906-1989)

Samuel Beckett scrittore, drammaturgo e poeta irlandese

Samyuil Beket

Samyuil Beket, 1906-1989

Semjuels Bekets

Semyuel Bekket

Σάμιουελ Μπέκετ

Беккет С

Беккет С. 1906-1989

Беккет Сэмюэл

Беккет, Сэмюэл 1906-1989

Беккет Сэмюэл Баркли

Беккет Сэмюэль

Беккет, Сэмюэль 1906-1989

Самуэл Беккет

Самюъл Бекет

Семюел Беккет

Семюел Беккет ірландський письменник, Нобелівський лауреат (1969)

Семюэл Бекет

Семјуел Бекет

Сэм’юэл Бэкет

Сэмюэл Беккет ирландский писатель, поэт и драматург

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בעקעט, סאמועל

בעקעט, סמואל 1906-1989

בקט, סמואל

בקט, סמואל 1906־

בקט, סמואל 1906-1989

סמואל בקט

סמואל בקט סופר אירי

بكت، ساموئل

بيكت، صاموئيل (1906-1989).

ساموئل بکت

ساموئل بکت نویسنده ایرلندی

ساموێل بیکێت

سیموئل بکٹ

سیمیول بیکٹ

صمويل بيكيت

صمويل بيكيت، 1906-1989

صمويل بيكيت لاعب كريكت أيرلندي

बैकेट, सैमुअल

सॅम्युएल बेकेट

सेम्युल बेकेट

ਸੈਮੂਅਲ ਬੈਕਟ

శామ్యూల్ బెకెట్

ಸ್ಯಾಮ್ಯುಯೆಲ್ ಬೆಕೆಟ್

സാമുവൽ ബെക്കറ്റ്

ซามูเอล เบ็คเค็ทท์

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바켓, 사무엘 1906-1989

베케트, 사무엘 1906-1989

베케트, 사무엘 B. 1906-1989

베케트, 사뮈엘 1906-1989

베케트, 사뮈엘 바클레이 1906-1989

베케트, 사뮤엘 1906-1989

베케트, 새뮤얼 1906-1989

베켓, 사무엘 바클리 1906-1989

베켓트, 사무엘 1906-1989

사뮈엘 베케트



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