Nobel Prize winner Samuel Beckett was one of the most profoundly original writers of the 20th century. He gave expression to the anguish and isolation of the individual consciousness with a purity and minimalism that have altered the shape of world literature. A tremendously influential poet and dramatist, Beckett spoke of his prose fiction as the "important writing," the medium in which he distilled his ideas most powerfully. Here, for the first time, his short prose is gathered in a definitive, complete volume by leading Beckett scholar S. E. Gontarski.
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This volume sets the bar for fiction writers for the next hundred years or so. Any author thinking him/herself superior, blessed with genius, need only glance in this volume and take the measure of Sam's precise word choices, the canniness of his mind. An intimidating and awe-inspiring (and humbling) experience...