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Collected Poems of Samuel Beckett Hardcover – 5 Jul 2012

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  • Hardcover: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber (5 July 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571249841
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571249848
  • Product Dimensions: 16.6 x 4.4 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 792,876 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Praise for "Collected Poems"

"Collecting so many poems into a single volume makes it much easier to trace the patterns that are worked into Beckett's imaginative DNA. . . . For anyone interested in the evolution of his plays, Beckett's poems are essential reading. . . . Above all, we are given a bird's-eye view of the process by which he made meaningful patterns out of his 'wordshed'." --"Telegraph"

"[An] admirable, annotated scholarly edition. . . . Treasurable." --"The London Evening Standard"

"The voice we hear exemplifies the stoic injunction 'Fail again. Fail better' . . . but, more than that, it shows how beauty can be won from a vision as bleak as any other to be found in world literature." --"New Statesman"

"[A] sumptuously annotated edition. . . . Beckett's poetic successes, in any genre, are matters of musical cadence, of the rich interplay of sounds: they obey the Imagist prescription to compose in the rhythm of the musical phrase, not in that of the metronome. . . . Beckett's poems trace in miniature his lifelong inability, despite his best efforts, to keep silent." --"The New Criterion"

"Like [Beckett's] prose, with which they have so much in common, the poems are instantly striking and mysteriously persistent in the mind and even the nerves." --Derek Mahon

Praise for "Collected Poems"
"Collecting so many poems into a single volume makes it much easier to trace the patterns that are worked into Beckett's imaginative DNA. . . . For anyone interested in the evolution of his plays, Beckett's poems are essential reading. . . . Above all, we are given a bird's-eye view of the process by which he made meaningful patterns out of his 'wordshed'." --"Telegraph"
"[An] admirable, annotated scholarly edition. . . . Treasurable." --"The London Evening Standard"
"The voice we hear exemplifies the stoic injunction 'Fail again. Fail better' . . . but, more than that, it shows how beauty can be won from a vision as bleak as any other to be found in world literature." --"New Statesman"
"[A] sumptuously annotated edition. . . . Beckett's poetic successes, in any genre, are matters of musical cadence, of the rich interplay of sounds: they obey the Imagist prescription to compose in the rhythm of the musical phrase, not in that of the metronome. . . . Beckett's poems trace in miniature his lifelong inability, despite his best efforts, to keep silent." --"The New Criterion"
"Peculiar magic [and] genius imbues even the slightest lines." --"Times Literary Supplement"
"Toweringly important . . . funny and bleak and overflowing with laughter in the dark and melancholy joy. Featuring copious notes and a buzzing introduction, this is a work of dazzling, still-fresh brilliance." --Stuart Hammond
"Like [Beckett's] prose, with which they have so much in common, the poems are instantly striking and mysteriously persistent in the mind and even the nerves." --Derek Mahon

Praise for "Collected Poems"
"A totalizing project . . . one that, perhaps more realistically than his collected novels or dramas, opens the iris of history onto the great writer s formal development." Flavorwire
"Collecting so many poems into a single volume makes it much easier to trace the patterns that are worked into Beckett s imaginative DNA. . . . For anyone interested in the evolution of his plays, Beckett s poems are essential reading. . . . Above all, we are given a bird s-eye view of the process by which he made meaningful patterns out of his wordshed ." "Telegraph"
"[An] admirable, annotated scholarly edition. . . . Treasurable." "The London Evening Standard"
"The voice we hear exemplifies the stoic injunction Fail again. Fail better . . . but, more than that, it shows how beauty can be won from a vision as bleak as any other to be found in world literature." "New Statesman"
"[A] sumptuously annotated edition. . . . Beckett s poetic successes, in any genre, are matters of musical cadence, of the rich interplay of sounds: they obey the Imagist prescription to compose in the rhythm of the musical phrase, not in that of the metronome. . . . Beckett s poems trace in miniature his lifelong inability, despite his best efforts, to keep silent." "The New Criterion"
"Peculiar magic [and] genius imbues even the slightest lines." "Times Literary Supplement"
"Toweringly important . . . funny and bleak and overflowing with laughter in the dark and melancholy joy. Featuring copious notes and a buzzing introduction, this is a work of dazzling, still-fresh brilliance." Stuart Hammond
"Like [Beckett s] prose, with which they have so much in common, the poems are instantly striking and mysteriously persistent in the mind and even the nerves." Derek Mahon" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Part of a landmark publishing project to publish edited and corrected texts of all of Beckett's works.

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