From the Publisher
The 13 `Texts for Nothing' were written between 1947 and 1952, the years that produced `Waiting for Godot', the `Molly' trilogy of novels and other work, which can be described as the principal masterpieces of the author's middle period which brought him instant recognition and international acclaim after the many pre-war years of discouragement and lack of literary success. They are outbursts of great power and lucidity, reflecting his own sense of failure and of being a prisoner of malign forces that can be viewed metaphorically or theologically, expressing anger at the human condition and helplessness at his own. They are Promethean and typical of Beckett in thought, style and content. They are as quotable as the lines and sentiments of Shakespeare's finest works.
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From the Back Cover
Translated from the original by the author, `Premier Amour' is one of his earlier post-war novella. Following `Watt' and preceding `Molloy', `First Love' contains much of Samuel Beckett's special brand of black humour. The narrator, expelled on the death of his father from his room, takes refuge on a bench by a canal, meets a woman who takes him home and the events that follows are hilariously terrible. A comic and poignant, erotic and devastating novella.
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