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Beckett, Samuel 1906-1989

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

981 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 20 languages and held by 7,744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic of modern theatre and perennial favorite of colleges and high schools
Endgame : a play in one act, followed by Act without words, a mime for one player by Samuel Beckett( Book )

405 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in 16 languages and held by 4,634 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 )

319 editions published between 1938 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 3,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poor Irishman, seeking his own identity, drifts through worsening stages of despair until his final disintegration
Molloy : a novel by Samuel Beckett( Book )

305 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in 22 languages and held by 2,958 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
Watt by Samuel Beckett( Book )

238 editions published between 1953 and 2017 in 15 languages and held by 2,797 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
Happy days : a play in two acts by Samuel Beckett( Book )

131 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,462 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 )

153 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 14 languages and held by 2,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

160 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,235 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
Mercier and Camier by Samuel Beckett( Book )

119 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,040 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
The lost ones by Samuel Beckett( Book )

78 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,024 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
How it is by Samuel Beckett( Book )

95 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,937 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
More pricks than kicks by Samuel Beckett( Book )

109 editions published between 1934 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Samuel Beckett’s first published work of fiction, More Pricks than Kicks (1934) is a collection of ten interlocking stories, set in Dublin and involving their adrift student hero Belacqua in a series of brief encounters, parodically elaborated, as woman after woman comes crashing through his solipsistic carapace." --Publisher
Fizzles by Samuel Beckett( Book )

71 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

59 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

117 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mysteriously imprisoned, Molloy disappears while looking for his mother; a dying man looks back on his life; and, a nameless individual ponders his existence
Malone dies : a novel by Samuel Beckett( Book )

118 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An old man is dying in a room. His bowl of soup comes, his pots are emptied. He waits to die. And while he waits, he constructs stories, mainly to pass the time. Saposcat, the Lambert family, Macmann and his nurse Moll. Other figures weave in and out of his vision and his imagination"--Publisher's web site
Oh les beaux jours (Happy days) : pièce en deux actes by Samuel Beckett( Book )

232 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Stories & texts for nothing by Samuel Beckett( Book )

25 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,391 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)
Poems in English by Samuel Beckett( Book )

48 editions published between 1961 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Krapp's last tape : and other dramatic pieces by Samuel Beckett( Book )

32 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

KRAPP'S LAST TAPE is a monologue of a man who, after 30 years, plays back the autobiographical tape he had recorded on his 39th birthday. ALL THAT FALL is about the pilgrimage of an old Irish woman to meet her blind, grumbling husband at the train. In EMBERS, an old man and his wife ramble on and on. In ACT WITHOUT WORDS I, a man responds to inviting off-stage whistles only to be thrown back from the wings. ACT WITHOUT WORDS II has two men emerging from sacks tp perform corresponding motions of living
 
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Endgame : a play in one act, followed by Act without words, a mime for one player
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Беккет С

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Беккет, Сэмюэл 1906-1989

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Беккет, Сэмюэль 1906-1989

Самуэл Беккет

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Семюэл Бекет

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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

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صمويل بيكيت، 1906-1989

बैकेट, सैमुअल

सॅम्युएल बेकेट

सेम्युल बेकेट

ਸੈਮੂਅਲ ਬੈਕਟ

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

サミュエル・ベケット

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ベケット, サミュエル

沙繆奧碧結

萨缪尔·贝克特

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贝克特, 塞

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Endgame : a play in one act, followed by Act without words, a mime for one playerMurphyMolloy : a novelWattHappy days : a play in two actsProustThe unnamableMercier and Camier