Echo’s Bones is a never-before-published short story by Samuel Beckett – one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century – with an introduction and critical notes by the preeminent Beckett scholar Mark Nixon.
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‘Echo’s Bones’ was intended by Samuel Beckett to form the ‘recessional’ or end-piece of his early collection of interrelated stories, More Pricks Than Kicks, published in 1934. The story was written at the request of the publisher, but was held back from inclusion in the published volume. ‘Echo’s Bones’ has remained unpublished to this day, and the present edition will situate the work in terms of its biographical context, its intertextual references, and as a vital link in the evolution of Beckett’s early work.
The editor, Mark Nixon, is director of the Beckett International Foundation at the University of Reading.
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