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How It Is

Manuscripts | Publications | Reviews

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An extract of How It Is (Comment c’est), translated from the French by the author, in ARNA: The Journal of Faculty Arts, The University of Sydney, July 1962. Signed by Beckett.

This extract from How It Is is a variant version of the opening of Part III and is followed by a critical essay of Beckett’s work by Niall Montgomery entitled “No Symbols Where None Intended.”

 

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“From How It Is” in The Paris Review, Vol. VII, No. 28, Summer-Fall 1962.

This extract from How It Is is a variant version of Part III and is translated from the French by the author.

 

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“Conclusion of ‘How It Is’” in the Transatlantic Review, No. 13, Summer 1963. Signed by Beckett.

This extract from How It Is is taken from the ending of Part III.

 

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First American edition of How It Is, translated from the French by Beckett (New York: Grove Press, 1964). Signed by the author.

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First English edition of How It Is (London: John Calder, 1964). One of a limited edition of 100 numbered copies translated from the French by Beckett and signed.

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