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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 )

962 editions published between 1900 and 2019 in 23 languages and held by 6,928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic of modern theatre and perennial favorite of colleges and high schools. Two characters, Vladimir (Didi) and Estragon (Gogo), engage in a variety of discussions and encounters while awaiting Godot, who never arrives
Molloy : a novel by Samuel Beckett( Book )

418 editions published between 1950 and 2020 in 32 languages and held by 4,454 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 )

348 editions published between 1957 and 2019 in 16 languages and held by 3,882 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 )

364 editions published between 1938 and 2016 in 20 languages and held by 3,510 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 )

176 editions published between 1961 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 3,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work relates the adventures of an unnamed narrator crawling through the mud while dragging a sack of canned food. It is written as a sequence of unpunctuated paragraphs divided into three sections
Watt by Samuel Beckett( Book )

269 editions published between 1953 and 2020 in 21 languages and held by 2,989 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 )

168 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,835 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 )

233 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 2,735 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 )

135 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,416 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
The unnamable by Samuel Beckett( Book )

196 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 2,409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third of Beckett's post-war novels, after Molloy and Malone Dies, The Unnamable was first published in French, and in Beckett's English in 1958. 'Like a great horned owl in an aviary', the unnamable narrator - so named because he knows not who he may be - sits nowhere and speaks of previous selves ('all these Murphys, Molloys, and Malones do not fool me') as so many diversions from the need to stop speaking altogether. As with the earlier novels, the prose has its own indomitable precisions, its afflicted but desirous reasons for being
Proust by Samuel Beckett( Book )

148 editions published between 1900 and 2021 in 16 languages and held by 2,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anecdotes of Indian cricket coach about various matches, places, and players
The lost ones by Samuel Beckett( Book )

106 editions published between 1970 and 2020 in 8 languages and held by 2,100 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
Mercier and Camier by Samuel Beckett( Book )

109 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 2,098 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
More pricks than kicks by Samuel Beckett( Book )

112 editions published between 1934 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belacqua is a student, a philanderer, and a failure. The author portrays the various aspects of his troubled existence in a linked series of early stories pointing to the qualities of precision, restraint, satire, and poetry found in Beckett's mature works, revealing his underlying theme of bewilderment in the face of suffering
Company by Samuel Beckett( Book )

78 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,698 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 )

67 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight short prose pieces written between 1973-1975
Poems in English by Samuel Beckett( Book )

54 editions published between 1961 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The present volume consists of those poems written in the English language which the author is willing to have preserved. It also contains a few poems written in French, translated by Beckett himself, together with the original texts" -- Dust jacket
Ethics by Arnold Geulincx( )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,575 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
Eleuthéria : a play in three acts by Samuel Beckett( Book )

41 editions published between 1947 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 1,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plot concerns the efforts of a young member of the bourgeoisie, Victor Krap, to cut himself off from society and his family--while at the same time accepting hand-outs from his mother.
Comédie et actes divers by Samuel Beckett( Book )

129 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toneelstukjes voor theater, radio en televisie verschenen in de jaren 1955-1984
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Waiting for Godot : tragicomedy in 2 acts
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 (1906-1989). Ευτυχισμένες μέρες

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 Irish novelist, playwright, and poet (1906-1989)

Samuel Beckett İrlandalı, 20. yüzyıl deneysel edebiyatının önde gelen yazarlarından, eleştirmen ve şair

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 Irsk forfatter

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

Semjuels Bekets Īrijas rakstnieks, dzejnieks un dramaturgs, Nobela prēmijas literatūrā laureāts (1969)

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

Самюъл Бекет ирландски драматург, романист и поет

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 نویسندۀ ایرلندی

ساموێل بیکێت

سیموئل بکٹ

سیمیول بیکٹ

صمويل بيكيت

صمويل بيكيت، 1906-1989

बैकेट, सैमुअल

सॅम्युएल बेकेट

सेम्युल बेकेट

স্যামুয়েল বেকিট

ਸੈਮੂਅਲ ਬੈਕਟ

శామ్యూల్ బెకెట్

ಸ್ಯಾಮ್ಯುಯೆಲ್ ಬೆಕೆಟ್

സാമുവൽ ബെക്കറ്റ്

ซามูเอล เบ็คเค็ทท์

სემიუელ ბეკეტი

바켓, 사무엘 1906-1989

베케트, 사뮈엘 1906-1989

베케트, 사뮈엘 바클레이 1906-1989

베케트, 새뮤얼 1906-1989

사뮈엘 베케트


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