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Ficiton. MURPHY, when first published in 1938, was Beckett's first novel and third work of ficiton. Very Irish in the post-Joycean tradition, it nevertheless was the beginning of a new form of literary expression as some discerning critics recognized at the time, drawing heavily on the author's time spent in London as a young man, and especially on his experiences as a male nurse. It has for many years been one of the most popular novels of one of the most seminal figures of the twentieth century. There's a sort of comfort in the dry, bare, language, in the spooky imagery and the incantatory repetitions... -- Howard Kinlay.
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The San Quentin Drama Workhop presents the first audio book of any of Samuel Beckett's novels in a limited first edition of 1000, the first 150 of which were donated to prison libraries throughout the world.
Approved for publication by the Beckett estate, this is a twenty voice recording featuring Fionnula Flanagan, Colm Meaney, Bairbre Dowling, Morgan Sheppard, Hamilton Camp, Fredd Wayne and Nora Masterson. Many members of the companies of Dublin's Gate Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company and Britain's National Theatre are included in the cast.
The San Quentin Drama Workshop was Samuel Beckett's American Theatre company of choice. He directed his three most famous plays, "Waiting for Godot", "Endgame", and Krapp's Last Tape" for them. These productions toured throughout the world before being released on video by the Smithsonian Institution.From the Author:
"The book is full of lies."
To Rick Cluchey, Artistic Director of the San Quentin Drama Workshop, in London, 1986.
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Book Description Riverrun Press (New York, NY), 1993. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110714500429