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Stories and Texts for Nothing

Manuscripts | Publications | Reviews

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An English pre-publication appearance of “Texts for Nothing XII” in The Transatlantic Review, No. 24, Spring 1967.

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Another English pre-publication appearance of “Texts for Nothing: VI” in The London Magazine, Vol. VII, No. 5, New Series, August 1967.

 

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No’s Knife, Collected Shorter Prose, 1945-1966 (London: Calder and Boyars, 1967). One of an edition of 100 numbered copies “printed A (hors commerce)” and signed by the author.

Like the Grove Press edition, this first English collected edition contains Beckett’s short stories and “Texts for Nothing” and includes, in addition, “From an Abandoned Work,” “Imagination Dead Imagine,” “Enough,” and “Ping,” the latter two appearing here for the first time in book form.

 

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First printing of “From an Abandoned Work” in Evergreen Review, Vol. I, No. 3, 1957. Inscribed in 1958 to Jake Schwartz.

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Proof copy of the first edition of From an Abandoned Work (London: Faber and Faber, 1958). Inscribed by Beckett.

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First edition of From an Abandoned Work (London: Faber and Faber, 1958). Inscribed in 1965 to John Kobler.

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First edition in French of D’un ouvrage abandonné, translated from the English by Ludovic and Agnès Janvier in collaboration with the author (Paris: Les Editions de Minuit, 1967). One of 222 numbered large-paper copies on vélin cuve B.F.K. Rives. Inscribed to John and Evelyn Kobler.

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