Written in 1946, in what he later called 'a frenzy of writing', these four novellas - First Love, The Calmative, The End and The Expelled - are among the first substantial works resulting from Beckett's decision to use French as his language of literary composition. Richly humorous, they offer a fascinating insight into preoccupations which remained constant throughout the work of a writer who transformed the art of the novel and contemporary theatre. The aim of this new edition is to provide, as far as possible, the most accurate texts of the novellas.
'He is the most courageous remorseless writer going. He brings forth a body of beauty...'
|The End||p. 9|
|The Expelled||p. 32|
|The Calmative||p. 47|
|First Love||p. 64|
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Series: Penguin Classics Ser.
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 4th September 2000
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.7 x 0.6
Weight (kg): 19.8