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Echo's Bones by [Beckett, Samuel]
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Echo's Bones is a never-before-published short story by Samuel Beckett - one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century - with an introduction and critical notes by the preeminent Beckett scholar Mark Nixon.

About the Author

Samuel Beckett was born in Dublin in 1906. He was educated at Portora Royal School and Trinity College, Dublin, where he graduated in 1927. His made his poetry debut in 1930 with Whoroscope and followed it with essays and two novels before World War Two. He wrote one of his most famous plays, Waiting for Godot, in 1949 but it wasn't published in English until 1954. Waiting for Godot brought Beckett international fame and firmly established him as a leading figure in the Theatre of the Absurd. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1961. Beckett continued to write prolifically for radio, TV and the theatre until his death in 1989.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 642 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Main edition (1 April 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HXZU5UU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #605,255 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is a beautiful new book published in the best Faber tradition, making an early Beckett text available for the general reader for the first time. Echo's Bones is Beckett finding his own voice as a writer after being under the literary spell of his mentor, James Joyce. The erudition evident in the story is dense, and amounts to a liberal education in itself. Fortunately, Faber saw fit to include an exhaustive list of references. Though not for the novice, Echo's Bones more than satisfies the craving of any oldtime Beckett addict.
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New postumous release anticipated with trepidation by this devotee. About as much footnotes as text, but you kind of need that with early Beckett, and they are admirable notes indeed - ludicrously well researched without being tiresomely prolix ("just the facts, Ma'm"). I'm finding it very interesting. It's like seeing Beckett put everything into a mix, which he would then spend his later works paring down and down. Compare the array of local colourful characters that parade before tbe be-fenced shade Belacqua, for example, to the minimalised derelict essences of humanity that do likewise before the later Unnameable. Definitely recommended for the thoroughly initiated. Not the place to start for the newbie though - please see my review of the Selected Works of Samuel Beckett if that is what you are looking for.
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You either love or hate Beckett (or maybe I should say you either "get" him or you don't). I get him.
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For the committed Beckettian only. Nice binding etc - an ornament to your collection.
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