About The Book
“Poet, novelist, short-story writer, playwright, translator, and critic, Samuel Beckett created one of the most brilliant and enduring bodies of work in twentieth-century literature. In celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of his birth, the four volumes of this new edition bring together nearly every word Beckett published during his lifetime. . . . Open anywhere and begin reading. It is an experience unequaled anywhere in the universe of words.” —Paul Auster, from his Series Notes
Edited by Paul Auster, this four-volume set of Beckett’s canon has been designed by award-winner Laura Lindgren. Available individually, as well as in a boxed set, the four hardcover volumes have been specially bound with covers featuring images central to Beckett’s works. Typographical errors that remained uncorrected in the various prior editions have now been corrected in consultation with Beckett scholars C. J. Ackerley and S. E. Gontarski.
“Anyone with plans to explore the work of this morbidly inspiring, comically solipsistic, nuclear-age Dante more widely at some point ought to grab this boxed set while it’s available.” —Jonathan Kalb, The San Diego Union-Tribune
“A handsome four-volume edition of his works.” —Tim Parks, New York Review of Books
“Beckett’s writings constitute probably the most significant body of work produced by a twentieth-century author, in that they’re taken to signify the greatest number of things. . . . Beckett is most prestigious writer around.” —Benjamin Kunkel, New Yorker
“The only place to re-energize your Beckett expertise is by reading the man and revisiting his absurd, disturbingly funny works. . . . Though you need not buy the entire set, you should.” —Karla Starr, Willamette Weekly