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The Collected Works.

Stock Code 108834

New York, Grove Press, 1970

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As a dramatist, and here as an exponent of Theatre of the Absurd, as well as a novelist, Beckett was probably one of the most original and individual post-war writers to emerge in English, and possibly in French. Although he had written before, it was in 1945, when he finally settled in France, that one of his most creative and fruitful periods followed. Influenced by French existentialist philosophy he developed a highly distinctive voice which concentrated on the essential aspects of human existence, experience and condition, which he particularly expressed in his plays, such as Waiting for Godot or Krapp's Last Tape. Both Harold Pinter and Tom Stoppard were influenced by Beckett who received the Nobel Prize in 1969.

First edition; 16 vols, 8vo; includes signed edition of 'Waiting for Godot', limited to 200 numbered copies; publisher's black cloth, spine and front cover stamped and lettered in gold. Some interesting marginalia to the first volume, spines uniformly faded as always, a very good set.
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