Molloy

Molloy

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by Beckett, Sean Barrett, Dermot Crowley
     
 

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Molloy was written by Samuel Beckett initially in French; only later was it translated into English. It was published shortly after World War II and marked a new, mature writing style which was to dominate the remainder of Beckett's working life. Molloy is divided into two sections. In the first section, Molloy goes in search of his mother. In the second, he is… See more details below

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Molloy was written by Samuel Beckett initially in French; only later was it translated into English. It was published shortly after World War II and marked a new, mature writing style which was to dominate the remainder of Beckett's working life. Molloy is divided into two sections. In the first section, Molloy goes in search of his mother. In the second, he is pursued by Moran, an agent. Within this simple outline, spoken in the first person, is a remarkable novel that raises the questions of being and aloneness that mark so much of Beckett's work, as well as being richly comic. Beautifully written, it is one of the masterpieces of Irish literature. This is the world premiere recording. Written by a master dramatist, it is ideally suited to the audiobook medium.

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Library Journal - 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:
9789626342923
Publisher:
Naxos Audiobooks
Publication date:
09/15/2003
Edition description:
Large Type
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 5.00(h) x 2.00(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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