The Letters of Samuel Beckett. Volume II 1941-1956

The Letters of Samuel Beckett. Volume II 1941-1956 - The Letters of Samuel Beckett

Hardback (12 Sep 2011) | English,French

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Synopsis

This second volume of The Letters of Samuel Beckett opens with the war years, when it was often impossible or too dangerous to correspond. The surge of letters beginning in 1945, and their variety, are matched by the outpouring and the range of Beckett's published work. Primarily written in French and later translated by the author, the work includes stories, a series of novels (Molloy, Malone meurt and L'Innommable), essays and plays - most notably En attendant Godot. The letters chronicle a passionately committed but little known writer evolving into a figure of international reputation, and his response to such fame. The volume provides detailed introductions which discuss Beckett's situation during the war and his crucial move into the French language, as well as translations of the letters, explanatory notes, year-by-year chronologies, profiles of correspondents and other contextual information.

Book information

ISBN: 9780521867948
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 848.91209
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English,French
Number of pages: 791
Weight: 1300g
Height: 216mm
Width: 156mm
Spine width: 59mm