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Beckett, Samuel
Grove Press, New York, 1954. First edition in English of Beckett's influential and enigmatic "tragicomedy in two acts." The defining drama of the twentieth century and Beckett's masterpiece; written in French, like all of Beckett's post-World War II works, and translated by himself into the English of this edition. 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. 8'' x 5''. Original blind-stamped black cloth with silver and gilt lettering to spine. In original unclipped ($4.75) black-and-white photographic dust jacket designed by Marshall Lee. Red endpapers. 60, [2] leaves. Grove Press postcard laid in. Jacket with only shallow edgewear and the usual gentle toning. Pencil marking below jacket price. Pages mildly toned at margins. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Type Punch Matrix [Silver Spring, MD, U.S.A.]
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