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Beckett, Samuel 1906-1989

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Most widely held works by Samuel Beckett
Waiting for Godot : tragicomedy in 2 acts by Samuel Beckett( Book )

956 editions published between 1900 and 2019 in 23 languages and held by 6,972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two old tramps wait on a bare stretch of road near a tree for Godot
Molloy : a novel by Samuel Beckett( Book )

413 editions published between 1951 and 2020 in 32 languages and held by 4,439 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
Endgame : a play in one act, followed by Act without words, a mime for one player by Samuel Beckett( Book )

342 editions published between 1957 and 2019 in 16 languages and held by 3,851 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 )

364 editions published between 1938 and 2016 in 20 languages and held by 3,494 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 )

174 editions published between 1961 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 3,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work relates the adventures of an unnamed narrator crawling through the mud while dragging a sack of canned food. It is written as a sequence of unpunctuated paragraphs divided into three sections
Watt by Samuel Beckett( Book )

267 editions published between 1953 and 2020 in 21 languages and held by 2,973 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
Stories & texts for nothing by Samuel Beckett( Book )

165 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,813 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)
Malone dies : a novel by Samuel Beckett( Book )

231 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 2,736 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
Happy days : a play in two acts by Samuel Beckett( Book )

136 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,422 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 )

157 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 2,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The obsessive narrator, who opens the novel asking, "Where now? Who now? When now?" is a disembodied person, living in a large jar in a restaurant window in Paris. Essentially "unnameable," the narrator is referred to as Mahood, Worm, and Basil, in a series of tales. The final sentence in the novel is a long dramatic monologue. The narrator concludes with the desire to continue living despite an inescapable sense of anguish and entropy: "I can't go on, I'll go on." " (Merriam Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature, accessed online 11/14/2019)
Proust by Samuel Beckett( Book )

145 editions published between 1900 and 2020 in 16 languages and held by 2,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

118 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 2,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two seedy stumblebums named Mercier and Camier, forerunners of Estragon and Vladimir of Waiting for Godot, set out on a mysterious journey through vaguely Irish scenery. They are unwilling clowns in a performance they do not understand ... "--From back cover, paperback edition
The lost ones by Samuel Beckett( Book )

104 editions published between 1970 and 2020 in 8 languages and held by 2,089 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 )

116 editions published between 1934 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belacqua is a student, a philanderer, and a failure, and Beckett portrays the various aspects of his troubled existence: he studies Dante, attempts an ill-fated courtship, witnesses grotesque incidents in the streets of Dublin, attends vapid parties, endures his marriage, and meets his accidental death. These early stories point to the qualities of precision, restraint, satire, and poetry found in Beckett’s mature works, and reveal the beginning stages of Beckett’s underlying theme of bewilderment in the face of suffering
Company by Samuel Beckett( Book )

77 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mijmeringen van iemand die naar gezelschap zoekt en daartoe zich van alles inbeeldt om "samen" te kunnen zijn
Ethics by Arnold Geulincx( )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,682 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
Fizzles by Samuel Beckett( Book )

66 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight short prose pieces written between 1973-1975
Poems in English by Samuel Beckett( Book )

54 editions published between 1961 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The present volume consists of those poems written in the English language which the author is willing to have preserved. It also contains a few poems written in French, translated by Beckett himself, together with the original texts" -- Dust jacket
Eleuthéria : a play in three acts by Samuel Beckett( Book )

41 editions published between 1947 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 1,406 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. --Wikipedia.com
Beckett in black and red : the translations for Nancy Cunard's Negro (1934) by Alan Warren Friedman( )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 1,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1934, Nancy Cunard published Negro: An Anthology, which brought together more than two hundred contributions, serving as a plea for racial justice, an expose of black oppression, and a hymn to black achievement and endurance. The anthology stands as a virtual ethnography of 1930s racial, historic, artistic, political, and economic culture. Samuel Beckett, a close friend of the flamboyant and unconventional Cunard, translated nineteen of the contributions for Negro, constituting Beckett's largest single prose publication." "Beckett has traditionally been viewed as an apolitical postmodernist rather than as a willing and major participant in Negro's racial, political, and aesthetic agenda. In Beckett in Black and Red, Friedman reevaluates Beckett's contribution to the project, reconciling the humanism of his life and work and valuing him as a man deeply engaged with the greatest public issues of his time."--Jacket
 
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Baikeṭa, Saimuala

Baikita, Saimyuala

Baikita, Saimyuala, 1906-1989

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Beckett, Samuel Barclay 1906-1989

Beckettas Samuelis

Beket, S. 1906-1989

Beket, Samjuel

Beḳeṭ, Samuel

Beḳeṭ, Samuʾel 1906-1989

Beket, Samyuil

Beket, Samyuil, 1906-1989

Beketas Samiuelis

Beketas Samjuelis

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

Saimyuala, Baikita

Saimyuala, Baikita, 1906-1989

Samuel Barclay Beckett

Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett écrivain, poète et dramaturge irlandais

Samuel Beckett escritor irlandés

Samuel Beckett ír költő, próza- és drámaíró

Samuel Beckett iresche Schrëfsteller

Samuel Beckett irischer Schriftsteller, Literaturnobelpreisträger

Samuel Beckett Irish novelist, playwright, and poet

Samuel Beckett Irish novelist, playwright, and poet (1906-1989)

Samuel Beckett İrlandalı, 20. yüzyıl deneysel edebiyatının önde gelen yazarlarından, eleştirmen ve şair

Samuel Beckett Irlandes a nobelista

Samuel Beckett irländsk-fransk författare och dramatiker

Samuel Beckett irlandzki dramaturg, prozaik i eseista, noblista

Samuel Beckett irlantilainen kirjailija

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Samuel Beckett irský dramatik a prozaik, představitel absurdního divadla

Samuel Beckett írsky spisovateľ a dramatik

Samuel Beckett schrijver uit Ierland (1906-1989)

Samuel Beckett scrittore, drammaturgo e poeta irlandese

Samyuil Beket

Samyuil Beket, 1906-1989

Semjuels Bekets

Semyuel Bekket

Σάμιουελ Μπέκετ

Беккет С

Беккет С. 1906-1989

Беккет Сэмюэл

Беккет, Сэмюэл 1906-1989

Беккет Сэмюэл Баркли

Беккет Сэмюэль

Беккет, Сэмюэль 1906-1989

Самуэл Беккет

Самюъл Бекет

Семюел Беккет

Семюел Беккет ірландський письменник, Нобелівський лауреат (1969)

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

סמואל בקט סופר אירי

بكت، ساموئل

بيكت، صاموئيل (1906-1989).

ساموئل بکت

ساموئل بکت نویسندۀ ایرلندی

ساموێل بیکێت

سیموئل بکٹ

سیمیول بیکٹ

صمويل بيكيت

صمويل بيكيت، 1906-1989

बैकेट, सैमुअल

सॅम्युएल बेकेट

सेम्युल बेकेट

ਸੈਮੂਅਲ ਬੈਕਟ

శామ్యూల్ బెకెట్

ಸ್ಯಾಮ್ಯುಯೆಲ್ ಬೆಕೆಟ್

സാമുവൽ ബെക്കറ്റ്

ซามูเอล เบ็คเค็ทท์

სემიუელ ბეკეტი

바켓, 사무엘 1906-1989

베케트, 사뮈엘 1906-1989

베케트, 사뮈엘 바클레이 1906-1989

베케트, 새뮤얼 1906-1989

사뮈엘 베케트

サミュエル・ベケット

サミュエル・ベケット アイルランドの小説家、脚本家、詩人

ベケット

ベケット, サミュエル

沙繆奧碧結

薩繆爾·貝克特

萨缪尔·贝克特 20世纪爱尔兰英法双语作家

贝克特

贝克特, 塞

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