Three Novels: Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable

Three Novels: Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable

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by Samuel Beckett
     
 

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Few works of contemporary literature are so universally acclaimed as central to our understanding of the human experience as Nobel Prize winner Samuel Beckett’s famous trilogy. Molloy, the first of these masterpieces, appeared in French in 1951. It was followed seven months later by Malone Dies and two years later by The Unnamable. All three

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Few works of contemporary literature are so universally acclaimed as central to our understanding of the human experience as Nobel Prize winner Samuel Beckett’s famous trilogy. Molloy, the first of these masterpieces, appeared in French in 1951. It was followed seven months later by Malone Dies and two years later by The Unnamable. All three have been rendered into English by the author.

Editorial Reviews

New York Times Book Review
"More powerful and important than Godot... Mr. Beckett seeks to empty the novel of its usual recognizable objects -- plot, situation, characters -- and yet to keep the reader interested and moved. Beckett is one of the most positive writers alive. Behind all his mournful blasphemies against man there is real love. And he is genuine: every sentence is written as if it has been lived."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802198297
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
06/16/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
527,620
File size:
2 MB

What People are saying about this

A. Alvarez
In the trilogy, Beckett is creating his own death in prose, quarrying right down to that subterranean country of his heart....What remains is a terminal vision, a terminal style, and, from the point of view of possible development, a work at least as aesthetically terminal as Finnegan's Wake.
Richard Ellmann
Samuel Beckett is sui generis...he has given a voice to the decrepit and maimed and inarticulate, men and women at the end of their tether, past prose or pretense, past claim of meaningful existence. He seems to say that only there and then, as metabolism lowers, amidt God's paucity, not his plenty, can the core of the human condition be approached...yet his musical cadences, his wrought and precise sentences, cannot help but stave off the void...like salamadars, we survive in his fires.

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Three Novels 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Error within the file making the text unreadable due to it freezing the nook! Do not purchase
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While I'm sure the book is wonderful, The nook never let me read it: it would frequently stop responding, not allowing me to summon the menu, giving me the message "Activity Reader has stopped responding" This does not happen with any of my other books, and I was disappointed not to be able to read this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish that I had read the reviews of this book before I bought it. I'm having the same problem that others mention, I can only read one or two pages before the reading application freezes and I need to exit.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Will not let me read past page 16!!! What a waste of time and money...suggest getting a hard book copy!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this trilogy three times each year, I feel opened up by its style and story line, Beckett is refreshing after reading the "New" stuff out there today.
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