Letters of Samuel Beckett: Volume 1, 1929-1940

Author(s): Samuel Beckett


The letters written by Samuel Beckett between 1929 and 1940 provide a vivid and personal view of Western Europe in the 1930s, and mark the gradual emergence of Beckett's unique voice and sensibility. The Cambridge University Press edition of The Letters of Samuel Beckett offers for the first time a comprehensive range of letters of one of the greatest literary figures of the twentieth century. Selected for their bearing on his work from over 15,000 extant letters, the letters published in this four-volume edition encompass sixty years of Beckett's writing life (1929-1989), and include letters to friends, painters and musicians, as well as to students, publishers, translators, and colleagues in the world of literature and theatre. For anyone interested in twentieth-century literature and theatre this edition is essential reading, offering not only a record of Beckett's achievements but a powerful literary experience in itself.

2009. First edition. A fine, unmarked copy in a near fine d/w with only light edge bumping.


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  • : 9780521867931
  • : Cambridge University Press
  • : Cambridge University Press
  • : 1.32
  • : February 2009
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  • : Samuel Beckett