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Beckett, Samuel
Les Éditions de Minuit, (Paris), 1952. First printing of the defining drama of the twentieth century, a fine copy, scarce in this condition. Powerful, frustrating, agitating, and allowing for endless allegorical interpretations, the text often bewilders, always disturbs, but never alienates. Vladimir and Estragon wait in their obscure holding-place, captives of an unseen tormentor or their own self-inflicted tragedy of repetition, and the audience waits with them. In 1969 the Nobel Prize committee selected Beckett "for his writing, which - in new forms for the novel and drama - in the destitution of modern man acquires its elevation." An exceptional copy of the influential and enigmatic work. Octavo. 7.5'' x 4.5''. Original white wrappers printed in blue and black. Original glassine. Fore-edge and bottom edge uncut. 163, [5] pages. Housed in custom red cloth chemise and quarter goatskin slipcase. Glassine gently toned, only very light toning to text block edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Type Punch Matrix [Silver Spring, MD, U.S.A.]
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