Texts for Nothing and Other Shorter Prose, 1950-1976

By Samuel Beckett

This is often the final of 3 volumes of gathered shorter prose to be released within the Faber variation of the works of Samuel Beckett - which already contains a quantity of early tales ("The Expelled"/"The Calmative"/"The End"/"First Love") and of overdue tales ("Company"/"Ill noticeable sick Said"/"Worstward Ho"/"Stirrings Still"). the current quantity includes all the brief fictions - a few of them not than a web page - written and released by way of Beckett among 1950 and the early Seventies. so much have been written in French, and so they usually belong inside of 3 unfastened sequences: "Texts for Nothing", "Fizzles" and "Residua". The version additionally contains extraordinary autonomous narratives: "From an deserted Work" and "As the tale was once Told". All of those texts, whose wide awake topic is themselves, show that the fast tale is among the recurrent modes of Beckett's mind's eye, and events a few of his maximum works...he would prefer it to be my fault that phrases fail him, after all phrases fail him. He tells his tale each 5 minuts, announcing it isn't his, there's cleverness for you. He would prefer ti to be my fault that he has no tale, in fact he has no tale, that's no explanation for attempting to foist one on me...

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