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Beckett, Samuel 1906-1989

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

393 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 21 languages and held by 6,352 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 )

302 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in 19 languages and held by 4,495 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 )

321 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 26 languages and held by 4,392 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
Happy days : a play in two acts by Samuel Beckett( Book )

226 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,729 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
Murphy by Samuel Beckett( Book )

202 editions published between 1938 and 2011 in 16 languages and held by 3,024 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 )

111 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 2,738 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 )

149 editions published between 1953 and 2017 in 14 languages and held by 2,509 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
The unnamable by Samuel Beckett( Book )

136 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 2,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Unnamable concludes Samuel Beckett's great trilogy of novels. It brings to a close the search embodied in the two previous books--Molloy and Malone Dies--a search for actuality and unobtainable form, a man without a name looking for himself"--Front flap
Proust by Samuel Beckett( Book )

108 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 2,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essay over het werk "A la recherche du temps perdu" van de Franse schrijver (1871-1922)
Mercier and Camier by Samuel Beckett( Book )

83 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mercier and Camier, Beckett's first postwar novel and his first in French, has been described as a forerunner of his most famous work, Waiting for Godot. Like the play, Mercier and Camier revolves around two wandering vagabonds. Their journey is described as relatively easy going, with no frontiers or seas to be crossed. The reader never knows where the journey starts or where it ends and the novel is less about the characters' physical progress than their exchanges regarding the meaning of their journey, their goals, and life in general. One of Beckett's more accessible works, Mercier and Camier is one of his early endeavors to experiment with structure and reimagine the novel as it had been known
The lost ones by Samuel Beckett( Book )

57 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,942 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 )

73 editions published between 1934 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 1,673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Company by Samuel Beckett( Book )

43 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,650 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 )

43 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recueil de textes courts dans lesquels Beckett tente d'épurer au maximum le langage pour exprimer ce qui est dit par-delà les mots
Stories & texts for nothing by Samuel Beckett( Book )

53 editions published between 1958 and 1997 in 6 languages and held by 1,602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drie verhalen en dertien korte schetsen
Malone dies : a novel by Samuel Beckett( Book )

119 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 1,586 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
Play, and two short pieces for radio by Samuel Beckett( Book )

84 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cherry Lane Theater, Theater 1964, Richard Barr, Clinton Wilder, Edward Albee presents "Play," an act, by Samuel Beckett, and (by arrangement with Michael Codron in association with David Hall) "The Lover," a play in one act by Harold Pinter, with Hilda Brawner, Michael Lipton, Marian Reardon, Frances Sternhagen, Charles Kindl, scenery by William Ritman, costumes by Fred Voelpel, directed by Alan Schneider
Krapp's last tape : and other dramatic pieces by Samuel Beckett( Book )

151 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,413 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.
Cascando : and other short dramatic pieces by Samuel Beckett( Book )

18 editions published between 1936 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 1,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems in English by Samuel Beckett( Book )

32 editions published between 1961 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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. 1906-1989

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Беккет, Сэмюэл 1906-1989

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Беккет, Сэмюэль 1906-1989

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בעקעט, סאמועל

בעקעט, סמואל 1906-1989

בקט, סמואל

בקט, סמואל 1906־

בקט, סמואל 1906-1989

סמואל בקט

بكت، ساموئل

ساموئل بکت

ساموێل بیکێت

سیموئل بکٹ

سیمیول بیکٹ

صمويل بيكيت

صمويل بيكيت، 1906-1989

सॅम्युएल बेकेट

सेम्युल बेकेट

ਸੈਮੂਅਲ ਬੈਕਟ

സാമുവൽ ബെക്കറ്റ്

ซามูเอล เบ็คเค็ทท์

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바켓, 사무엘 1906-1989

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베켓트, 사무엘 1906-1989

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Endgame : a play in one act, followed by Act without words, a mime for one playerThree novelsHappy days : a play in two actsMurphyHow it isWattThe unnamableProust