First Love and Other Novellas

First Love and Other Novellas

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By (author) Samuel Beckett, Edited by Gerry Dukes, Introduction by Gerry Dukes

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  • Publisher: PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • Format: Paperback | 112 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 190mm x 10mm | 82g
  • Publication date: 4 January 2001
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0141180153
  • ISBN 13: 9780141180151
  • Sales rank: 111,464

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This new collection brings together "First Love", "The Calamative", "The End" and "The Expelled"; these four novellas are among the first major works of Beckett's decision to use French as his language of literary composition. Rich in verbal and situational humour, they offer a fascinating insight into many of the issues which preoccupied Beckett all his working life. As the first novella reveals, nobody writes with quite such cruel and unnervingly clever wit as Beckett...

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During his career as a playwright and novelist, Samuel Beckett redefined the artistic possibilities of writing in both forms. He won the Prix Formentor in 1961 and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969.