New PDF release: Disjecta: Miscellaneous Writings and a Dramatic Fragment

By Samuel Beckett, Ruby Cohn

ISBN-10: 0802198422

ISBN-13: 9780802198426

“[Beckett] is a significant author with anything severe to claim in regards to the human : and for this reason one of many dozen or so writers people who are occupied with smooth guy looking for his soul may still read.”—Stephen Spender, the hot York Times

Renowned Beckett pupil Ruby Cohn has chosen a few of Beckett's criticisms, experiences, letters, and different unpublished fabrics that shed new gentle on his paintings.

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