Novels I of Samuel Beckett: Volume I of The Grove Centenary Editions

Novels I of Samuel Beckett Volume I of The Grove Centenary Editions Edited by Paul Auster this four volume set of Beckett s canon has been designed by award winner Laura Lindgren Available individually as well as in a boxed set the four hardcover volumes have been

  • Title: Novels I of Samuel Beckett: Volume I of The Grove Centenary Editions
  • Author: Samuel Beckett Paul Auster Colm Tóibín
  • ISBN: 9780802118172
  • Page: 388
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Novels I of Samuel Beckett: Volume I of The Grove Centenary Editions

    Edited by Paul Auster, this four volume set of Beckett s canon has been designed by award winner Laura Lindgren Available individually, as well as in a boxed set, the four hardcover volumes have been specially bound with covers featuring images central to Beckett s works Typographical errors that remained uncorrected in the various prior editions have now been correctedEdited by Paul Auster, this four volume set of Beckett s canon has been designed by award winner Laura Lindgren Available individually, as well as in a boxed set, the four hardcover volumes have been specially bound with covers featuring images central to Beckett s works Typographical errors that remained uncorrected in the various prior editions have now been corrected in consultation with Beckett scholars C J Ackerley and S E Gontarski.Beckett was interested in consciousness as a form of comedy close to tragedy and logic as a crime He loved the tension in cogito ergo sum and took a dim view of the connecting word, the ergo in the equation Cogitating was the nightmare from which his characters were trying to awake Being was a sour trick played on them by some force with whom they were trying desperately not to reckon Beckett produced infinite amounts of comedy about the business of thinking as boring, invalid, and quite unnecessary His characters did not need to think in order to be, or be in order to think They knew they existed because of the odd habits and deep discomforts of their bodies I itch therefore I am Colm Toibin, from his Introduction

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    One thought on “Novels I of Samuel Beckett: Volume I of The Grove Centenary Editions

    1. K.D. Absolutely

      Two years ago, 22nd February 2012, I bought a complete set of Samuel Beckett's works. It is composed of 4 hefty books that include all his novels, plays, poems and literary criticisms. I read it right away but got stalled so many times. Not that his works are not fully engaging but their meanings are not easy to grasp for probably somebody like me who is not a literature graduate in college. Beckett's books have now became a distraction whenever I wanted to be delighted with beautiful and intrig [...]

    2. Scott

      When I purchased the four-volume The Grove Centenary Editions of Samuel Beckett Boxed Set in 2007, I went straight to the second volume, having read all of Beckett's plays and thenThe Complete Short Prose, 1929-1989 on the recommendation of my unreciprocated college crush, Katherine E. Ellison, who had also recommended to me the Trilogy of Molloy (1951), Malone Dies (1951), and The Unnamable (1953). I didn't know much about these early books, which on glancing through, look startling conventiona [...]

    3. Rasheed

      The 1st book of the enigmatic four-volume set of Beckett's canon. "He is the most courageous, remorseless writer going, and the more he grinds my nose in the shit the more I am grateful to him". Harold Pinter

    4. James

      The interesting aspect to this collection is seeing Beckett's writing before he found voice and gave up writing about anything, which is to say everything. Murphy is surprisingly straightforward story for Beckett. The exploration of what is a body and what is the mind is achingly too obvious. Although, Murphy contains one of the best opening sentences in all of literature: "The sun shone, having no alternative, on the nothing new." Murphy finds Beckett trying to be too witty for his own good.Wat [...]

    5. Tom

      This was the first I'd ever read of Beckett's fiction, having some familiarity with his stage and film works. Anyway, it comes to me at a time when I've been reading a lot about Modernism as an aesthetic movement so I was thinking a lot about Murphy, Watt, and Mercier and Camier as not only works on their own but trying to get at something angry and political with their absurdity. All three novels seem to take place in the same kind of mystic Irish Night Town of Ulysses or The Third Policeman wh [...]

    6. Thirthankar

      A beautiful edition of one of the most thought provoking authors of the last century. Must have for Samuel Beckett fans.

    7. Danielle

      very hard read. intellectual vocabulary is just the first obstacle with Beckett. reading with notes is recommended. i love the literature - MUCH different from the NY Times best sellers.

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