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Beckett, Samuel 1906-1989

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Waiting for Godot : tragicomedy in 2 acts by Samuel Beckett( Book )
714 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 21 languages and held by 7,048 libraries worldwide
Two old tramps wait on a bare stretch of road near a tree for Godot
Three novels by Samuel Beckett( Book )
264 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 19 languages and held by 3,660 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 )
222 editions published between 1938 and 2015 in 17 languages and held by 3,106 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 )
125 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 2,917 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 )
165 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in 16 languages and held by 2,636 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 )
165 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 2,524 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
Happy days : a play in two acts by Samuel Beckett( Book )
72 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,385 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
Endgame : a play in one act, followed by Act without words, a mime for one player by Samuel Beckett( Book )
35 editions published between 1958 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 2,328 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
The unnamable by Samuel Beckett( Book )
112 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,180 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 )
96 editions published between 1931 and 2009 in 13 languages and held by 2,082 libraries worldwide
Anecdotes of Indian cricket coach about various matches, places, and players
Mercier and Camier by Samuel Beckett( Book )
77 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,933 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 )
54 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,913 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
Stories & texts for nothing by Samuel Beckett( Book )
48 editions published between 1958 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 1,710 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)
More pricks than kicks by Samuel Beckett( Book )
77 editions published between 1934 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 1,678 libraries worldwide
Company by Samuel Beckett( Book )
44 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,641 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 )
49 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,574 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
Tous ceux qui tombent, pièce radiophonique by Samuel Beckett( Book )
121 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,382 libraries worldwide
Tiré du site Internet "L'ouvrage se présente comme la réplique de l'édition de la pièce de Samuel Beckett intitulée Tous ceux qui tombent parue aux éditions de minuit (1957).Mais en ne gardant que les didascalies et la ponctuation, le texte, le récit, les mots n'existent plus dès lors que de manière fantomatique. Ce livre est comme une partition, une chorégraphie hantée par la parole."
Cascando : and other short dramatic pieces by Samuel Beckett( Book )
19 editions published between 1936 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 1,357 libraries worldwide
Poems in English by Samuel Beckett( Book )
26 editions published between 1961 and 1971 in English and held by 1,342 libraries worldwide
Krapp's last tape : and other dramatic pieces by Samuel Beckett( Book )
24 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in English and held by 445 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.
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Baikeṭa, Saimuala
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Becket, Samuel 1906-1989
Beckett S. 1906-1989
Beckett, Sam
Beckett, Sam 1906-1989
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Beckett, Samuel B. 1906-1989
Beckett, Samuel Barclay
Beckett, Samuel Barclay 1906-1989
Beket, S. 1906-1989
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Beḳeṭ, Samuel
Beḳeṭ, Samuel 1906-1989
Beket, Samyuil
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
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Samuel Barclay Beckett
Samuel Beckett
Samuel Beckett écrivain, poète et dramaturge irlandais
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Samuel Beckett irischer Schriftsteller, Literaturnobelpreisträger
Samuel Beckett Irish novelist, playwright, and poet
Samuel Beckett Irlandes a nobelista
Samuel Beckett irlandzki dramaturg, prozaik i eseista, noblista
Samuel Beckett schrijver uit Ierland (1906-1989)
Samuel Beckett scrittore, drammaturgo e poeta irlandese
Samyuil Beket
Semjuels Bekets
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Σάμιουελ Μπέκετ
Беккет С. 1906-1989
Беккет Сэмюэл
Беккет, Сэмюэл 1906-1989
Беккет, Сэмюэль
Беккет, Сэмюэль 1906-1989
Самуэл Беккет
Самюъл Бекет
Семюел Беккет
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
بكت، ساموئل
ساموئل بکت
ساموێل بیکێت
سیموئل بکٹ
سیمیول بیکٹ
صمويل بيكيت
صمويل بيكيت، 1906-1989
बैकेट, सैमुअल
सॅम्युएल बेकेट
सेम्युल बेकेट
ਸੈਮੂਅਲ ਬੈਕਟ
സാമുവൽ ബെക്കറ്റ്
ซามูเอล เบ็คเค็ทท์
სემიუელ ბეკეტი
바켓, 사무엘 1906-1989
베케트, 사무엘 1906-1989
베케트, 사뮈엘 1906-1989
베케트, 사뮈엘 바클레이 1906-1989
베케트, 새뮤얼 1906-1989
베켓, 사무엘 바클리 1906-1989
베켓트, 사무엘 1906-1989
사뮈엘 베케트
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