The Letters of Samuel Beckett: Volume 3, 1957-1965


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Cambridge University Press
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5.7 X 8.6 X 1.9 inches | 2.9 pounds

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About the Author

George Craig, Editor and French Translator, is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Sussex.
George Craig, Editor and French Translator, is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Sussex.
Martha Dow Fehsenfeld, Founding Editor, was authorised by Samuel Beckett to edit his correspondence in 1985.


"In the third volume of this landmark project, the editors offer an expertly assembled selection of Beckett's letters written between 1957 and 1965."
Publishers Weekly
"Readers get an extraordinary insight into the mind of arguably this country's best playwright."
Irish Tatler
"The volume like its earlier companions is a work of meticulous scholarship and has to be counted a major achievement by Cambridge University Press."
Irish Independent
"Among all the tawdry showbiz memoirs now crowding the shops, here is greatness, words to take to heart, the book of the year."
Evening Standard
"A beautifully wrought publication and thanks to its four editors it has an artistry all of its own."
The Independent
"The first two volumes have been critically acclaimed, and this one is a breathtaking feat, providing new insight into Beckett's personal life and working process."
The Chronicle of Higher Education
"Wonderfully unbuttoned and, in places, intimate and endearing."
The Guardian
"The most significant literary correspondence of its time."
The Spectator
"A model edition ... an invaluable asset not only to Beckettian scholarship but also to readers with a keen interest in the author's work ..."
Erica Mihalycsa, Babes-Bolyai University
"Superb ... as with earlier volumes the editorial work on display here is of a very high order."
..". magnificent and accessible, this collection will be cherished by scholars, but lovers of theater will appreciate it, too."
Library Journal
"The best letter anthology this year and by quite a margin ... This is not only thanks to Beckett's mesmerising writing and wonderful turn of phrase but also because the book has been meticulously and perfectly edited."
Shaun Usher, The Big Issue
"Beckett's Letters are a joy to read."
The London Magazine
"George Craig's essay on translating Beckett and his translation of the letters Beckett wrote in French are a wonder of tact and ingenuity. In addition, Dan Gunn provides a thoughtful overview. ... I am sure that what is to come will be as good as what we have here, for it is now clear that Beckett is never going to dry up and, indeed, that he is that rare sort of writer who grows younger as he ages."
The Times Literary Supplement
"The third volume is as impeccably and as lovingly edited as its predecessors ... As always, George Craig's translation of the letters in French is clear, elegant and always inventive - particularly felicitous, for instance, is his rendering of the French slang term mézigue as 'My Nibs'. Beckett would have loved it."
Irish Times