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Grove Press
Grove Press
Grove Press

The Selected Works of Samuel Beckett

by Samuel Beckett

“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.” —The New Yorker

  • Imprint Grove Paperback
  • Page Count 2047
  • Publication Date December 21, 2010
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-4514-7
  • Dimensions 6" x 9"
  • US List Price $65.00

About The Book

The Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature who “transformed the destitution of man into his exaltation” (The Swedish Academy), Samuel Beckett was one of the most important and influential figures of twentieth-century literature. His radically minimalist language, black humor, and surreal situations unleashed a brilliant vision uniquely Beckett’s own and in the process forever changed literature. Here in a four-volume paperback box set are Beckett’s major works in prose, drama, poetry, and criticism edited by Paul Auster. As Auster writes in his notes for the series, “Samuel Beckett created one of the most brilliant and enduring bodies of work in twentieth-century literature. . . . The four volumes 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.”

Praise

“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.” —The New Yorker

“Reading Beckett for the first time is an experience like no other in modern literature.” —Paul Auster

“He is perhaps the greatest writer who has ever written. There is nothing there but the writing itself.” —William S. Burroughs