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More Pricks Than Kicks

Samuel Beckett

More Pricks Than Kicks by Samuel Beckett, in a new edition of the classic story collection, published for the first time by Faber with an introduction by Beckett scholar Cassandra Nelson.

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Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571244607
Date Published
03.06.2010
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Summary

His first published work of fiction (1934), More Pricks Than Kicks is a set of ten interlocked stories, set in Dublin and involving their adrift hero Belacqua in a series of encounters, as woman after woman comes crashing through his solipsism. More Pricks contains in embryo the centrifugal world of Beckett’s men and women.

She lifted the lobster clear of the table. It had about thirty seconds to live.
Well, thought Belacqua, it’s a quick death, God help us all.
It is not.

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Samuel Beckett was born in Dublin in 1906 and graduated from Trinity College. He settled in Paris in 1937, after travels in Germany and periods of residence in London and Dublin. He remained in France during the Second World War and was active in the French Resistance. From the spring of 1946 his plays, novels, short fiction, poetry and criticism…

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