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Echo's Bones

Samuel Beckett ; edited by Mark Nixon
Format
Book
Published
New York : Grove Press, 2014.
Language
English
ISBN
9780802120458, 0802120458
Summary
"In 1933, Chatto & Windus agreed to publish Samuel Beckett's More Pricks Than Kicks, a collection of ten interrelated stories, which was his first published work of fiction. At his editor's request, Beckett penned an additional story, "Echo's Bones," to serve as the final piece. However, he had already killed off several of the characters--including the protagonist, Belacqua--throughout the course of the book, and had to resurrect them from the dead. Despite Beckett's efforts, the story was politely rejected by his editor and excluded from the collection, as it was considered too imaginatively playful, too allusive, and too undisciplined; qualities that are now recognized as quintessentially Beckett. As a result, "Echo's Bones" (not to be confused with the poem and collection of poems of the same title) remained unpublished--until now, nearly eight decades later" --
Description
121 pages ; 22 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages [117]-121).
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