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Molloy
     

Molloy

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by Samuel Beckett, Patrick Bowles (Translator)
 

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Molloy, the first of the three masterpieces which constitute Samuel Beckett’s famous trilogy, appeared in French in 1951, followed seven months later by Malone Dies (Malone meurt) and two years later by The Unnamable (L’Innommable). Few works of contemporary literature have been so universally acclaimed as central to their time and to our understanding

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Molloy, the first of the three masterpieces which constitute Samuel Beckett’s famous trilogy, appeared in French in 1951, followed seven months later by Malone Dies (Malone meurt) and two years later by The Unnamable (L’Innommable). Few works of contemporary literature have been so universally acclaimed as central to their time and to our understanding of the human experience.

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Library Journal
An introspective and groundbreaking work of absurdist fiction, Molloy is the first of three Beckett novels known collectively as "The Trilogy." It comprises two first-person narrative sections, each from a different perspective. In the first, Molloy tries to find his mother; in the second, private detective Jacques Moran searches for Molloy. This division into two extended monologs suggests that the narrators constitute separate personalities, each desperately trying to explain his actions; however, Molloy and Jacques begin to exhibit similar physical and psychological traits as they search fruitlessly for unreachable external realities. The reading by Sean Barrett and Dermot Crowley brilliantly captures the vagaries of Beckett's language, the miserable isolation of his characters, and the considerable humor that exists even within Beckett's bleakest works. Highly recommended for all general and academic library collections.-Philip Bader, Pasadena, CA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802151360
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Series:
Beckett, Samuel
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
426,530
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.01(h) x 0.68(d)

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Anthony Burgess
Samuel Beckett is one of the great controversial playwrights of our age...as a novelist he is just as important. His novels, like all important works of art, have the stamp of the inevitable on them; they had to be written, and though we suffer reading them, we are glad they have been written.

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