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Murphy [Paperback]

Samuel Beckett
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Book Description

For the first time in Faber editions, a newly edited and corrected text of this classic novel.

From the Back Cover

Murphy, when first published in 1938, was Beckett's first novel and third work of fiction. Very Irish in the post-Joycean tradition, it nevertheless was the beginning of a new form of literary expression as some discerning critics recongnized at the time, drawing heavily on the author's time spent in London as a young man, and especially on his experiences as a male nurse.

It is also a comic masterpiece, full of the grim humour that had characterized his earlier More Pricks Than Kicks, and of little perceptions that cause the reader to stop and ponder or chuckle, rabelaisian in its bawdy, tragic in its relentlessly grim view of modern life. It has for many years been one of the most popular novels of one of the most seminal figures of the twentieth century. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Samuel Beckett was born in Dublin in 1906 and graduated from Trinity College. He settled in Paris in 1937, after travels in Germany and periods of residence in London and Dublin. He remained in France during the Second World War and was active in the French Resistance. From the spring of 1946 his plays, novels, short fiction, poetry and criticism were largely written in French. With the production of En attendant Godot in Paris in 1953, Beckett's work began to achieve widespread recognition. During his subsequent career as a playwright and novelist in both French and English he redefined the possibilities of prose fiction and writing for the theatre. Samuel Beckett won the Prix Formentor in 1961 and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1969. He died in Paris in December 1989.
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