Dream of Fair to Middling Women

Dream of Fair to Middling Women

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Synopsis

Beckett's first 'literary landmark' (St Petersburg Times) is a wonderfully savoury introduction to the Nobel Prize-winning author. Written in 1932, when the twenty-six-year-old Beckett was struggling to make ends meet, the novel offers a rare and revealing portrait of the artist as a young man. When submitted to several publishers, all of them found it too literary, too scandalous or too risky; it was only published posthumously in 1992. As the story begins, Belacqua - a young version of Molloy, whose love is divided between two women, Smeraldina-Rima and the little Alba - 'wrestles with his lusts and learning across vocabularies and continents, before a final "relapse into Dublin"' (New Yorker). Youthfully exuberant and Joycean in tone, Dream is a work of extraordinary virtuosity.

Book information

ISBN: 9780571358052
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Pub date:
Edition: Reprint
DEWEY: 843.914
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 426g
Height: 146mm
Width: 342mm
Spine width: 17mm