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These short prose works are in many ways similar to the Texts
For Nothing, but unlike the earlier outbursts the tone is more muted and
resigned. The volume contains: For to End Yet Again, Still, He Is Barehead,
Horn Came Always, Afar a Bird, I Gave Up Before Birth, Closed Space and Old
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
This is part of a series of twelve short volumes brought out
ten years after the great writer's death, containing the best of the
shorter writing, ranging from early work to his final writings. All have
covers with the photographs of Samuel Beckett taken by the Irish
photographer John Minihan, which, catching the author in different moods,
have become classics on their own.
Samuel Beckett was born in a suburb of Dublin in 1906 and died
in Paris in 1989. After school in Northern Ireland he went to Trinity
College in Dublin where he distinguished himself in French and Italian and
was recognised as a brilliant scholar, who under an exchange arrangement
taught at the Ecole Normale Supérieure before becoming a writer. He left
Ireland and finally settled in Paris, staying in France during the war
where he was a courier in the Résistance. He won the Nobel Prize in 1969
and is now recognised as one of the major writers of the 20th century.
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Book Description John Calder, 18 Brewer Street, London W1, 1976. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First UK Edition. First impression of the first UK edition. ***Please note that this is an ex-library copy. ***Very good in dark tan cloth-covered boards with gilt titles to spine. Withdrawn stamp and library bar-code to bottom of front free endpaper. Lincolnshire Library stamp and classification number to bottom of publisher's copyright page. No other library markings or stamps. Interior pages clean. No inscriptions. Spine tight. No foxing. ***In a very good colour printed dustwrapper that has not been library-laminated, showing original publisher's price of £3.50. Dustwrapper clean and bright. 204 mm x 136 mm. 54 pages. ***The eight texts contained in this volume were all written between 1960 and 1976. Still was originally written in English, but the other "Fizzles" (as the author calls his Foirades) have been translated by Mr Beckett from the original French. ***As with his earlier Texts for Nothing, each "fizzle" is a short compressed outburst. The reader will find a mellower tone in these poetic texts, a calm that is surprisingly lacking in protest or anger, literary chamber music of great power and beauty.' (Quote from rear of dustwrapper blurb). ***An ex-library first impression of the first UK edition complete in its original dustwrapper. Although ex-library, the interior text-pages are clean from library markings, and the dustwrapper is not library-laminated and is in very good condition. An extremely hard to find first edition Samuel Beckett title. ***For all our books, postage is charged at cost, allowing for packaging: any shipping rates indicated on ABE are an average only: we will reduce the P & P charge where appropriate - please contact us for postal rates for heavier books and sets etc. Seller Inventory # 4524
Book Description John Calder, 1976. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Brown boards titled in gilt. Stated first edition (English language). A square tight unmarked copy in like (price-clipped) DJ in mylar. ; 8.25 X 5.50 X 0.50 inches. Seller Inventory # 19529
Book Description Riverrun Pr, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0714535990