Echo's bones /
Samuel Beckett ; edited by Mark Nixon.
|Main Creator:||Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989|
"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 As a result, "Echo's Bones" (not to be confused with the poem and collection of poems of the same title) remained unpublished--until now, nearly eight decades later" --
"First published in Great Britain in 2014 by Faber & Faber Ltd"--Verso of title page.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 117-121).
Physical description: xxii, 121 pages : facsimile ; 22 cm
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