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Beckett, Samuel 1906-1989

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Waiting for Godot : tragicomedy in 2 acts by Samuel Beckett( Book )

1,052 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 23 languages and held by 8,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two old tramps wait on a bare stretch of road near a tree for Godot
Endgame : a play in one act, followed by Act without words, a mime for one player by Samuel Beckett( Book )

384 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 4,589 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
Three novels by Samuel Beckett( Book )

409 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in 27 languages and held by 4,500 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
Murphy by Samuel Beckett( Book )

320 editions published between 1938 and 2015 in 17 languages and held by 3,327 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 )

188 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 3,088 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 )

232 editions published between 1953 and 2017 in 15 languages and held by 2,795 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
Malone dies : a novel by Samuel Beckett( Book )

260 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 2,792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman om menneskets forgæves søgen efter en mening i tilværelsen
Happy days : a play in two acts by Samuel Beckett( Book )

125 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,466 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 )

159 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,239 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 )

151 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 14 languages and held by 2,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

84 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,083 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 )

117 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written over three months in 1946, Mercier and Camier was Beckett’s first post-war work, and his first novel in French. He came to regard it as a practice piece, and set it aside to write his trilogy. Mercier et Camier was finally published in 1970, and in Beckett’s English translation four years later. The eponymous heroes tramp around a city, then out of it, then back again. They are aimless, but there is something elusive that they should be doing. They arrange meetings, they drink, they argue, they discuss being shot of each other. They are preoccupied by the weather, by provisions, by a raincoat, by an umbrella, by a bicycle ... " --Publisher
Stories & texts for nothing by Samuel Beckett( Book )

73 editions published between 1958 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 1,775 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)
Fizzles by Samuel Beckett( Book )

74 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight short prose pieces written between 1973-1975
Company by Samuel Beckett( Book )

65 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mijmeringen van iemand die naar gezelschap zoekt en daartoe zich van alles inbeeldt om "samen" te kunnen zijn
Oh les beaux jours (Happy days) : pièce en deux actes by Samuel Beckett( Book )

245 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Poems in English by Samuel Beckett( Book )

48 editions published between 1961 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleuthéria : a play in three acts by Samuel Beckett( Book )

34 editions published between 1947 and 1997 in 6 languages and held by 1,382 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.
Krapp's last tape : and other dramatic pieces by Samuel Beckett( Book )

32 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 'Krapp's Last Tape', our protagonist Krapp, now in his late 60s, plays back tapes that he has recorded on previous birthdays. Every year this task becomes a more and more onerous one, and every year he is more and more embarassed by "that stupid b**tard I took myself for thirty years ago". The pain of reconstructing the past is a pain that Beckett uses to dolourous effect throughout his prose and dramatic works and its use is particularly powerful here.
Ethics by Arnold Geulincx( Book )

15 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 202 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
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Endgame : a play in one act, followed by Act without words, a mime for one player
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בעקעט, סאמועל

בעקעט, סמואל 1906-1989

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בקט, סמואל 1906-1989

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