Frescoes of the Skull. The Later Prose and Drama of Samuel Beckett
[ BECKETT, Samuel ] John Knowlson and John Pilling
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London: John Calder, 1979. Hardcover. 8vo. xx + 292pp. Brown cloth with silver titling to spine, bibliography and index. From the publisher: "'Frescoes of the Skull' is the first major critical study to examine in detail and as a whole Beckett's drama and prose writing since 'Endgame' and `The Unnamable'. The authors' point of departure is a consideration of two as yet unpublished works: Beckett's first novel, 'Dream of Fair to Middling Women', and his first play, 'Eleuthéria'. In thelight of some of the themes and issues raised by these early works, the authors go on to elucidate the later writing which audiences and readers have found deeply problematic." Light rubbing to edges of boards, otherwise near Fine in mylar protected near Fine dust jacket. (not clipped). First Edition.
- By This Author: [ BECKETT, Samuel ] John Knowlson and John Pilling
- By This Publisher: John Calder