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4.0 out of 5 stars Rattling and scant
Stripped of all excesses, of all the facets and feelings and falsities that are attracted and multiplied by life, Beckett's writing portrays a scant, simplistic existence, and is much a pleasure to read as it is a trouble to behold.

The protagonist in both of this collection's pieces-the Expelled and First Love-is a wayward everyman: dark, brooding, possessed...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Compact and functional.
Ideal for use as a study-text, such as in college or undergraduate courses. An interesting and slightly disconcerting read, but this edition is useful when one has no choice but to engage with Beckett's work.
Published on 9 Dec. 2012 by Miss CJ


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4.0 out of 5 stars Rattling and scant, 30 Aug. 2013
This review is from: The Expelled (Penguin Mini Modern Classics) (Paperback)
Stripped of all excesses, of all the facets and feelings and falsities that are attracted and multiplied by life, Beckett's writing portrays a scant, simplistic existence, and is much a pleasure to read as it is a trouble to behold.

The protagonist in both of this collection's pieces-the Expelled and First Love-is a wayward everyman: dark, brooding, possessed of a foreboding nihilism, and as far from the clutches of civilisation as from any wish or chance of salvation, if indeed there can be salvation from the roots of mankind.

Demonstrating that even in simplicity can lie an intricate and endless richness, this is, above all, reading for those who like their thoughts being rattled.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Compact and functional., 9 Dec. 2012
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This review is from: The Expelled (Penguin Mini Modern Classics) (Paperback)
Ideal for use as a study-text, such as in college or undergraduate courses. An interesting and slightly disconcerting read, but this edition is useful when one has no choice but to engage with Beckett's work.
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