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Stories and Texts for Nothing

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“Der erste der ‘Textes pour Rien.’” In Texte und Zeichen: Eine literarische Zeitschrift, 3rd year, No. 14, 1957.

The first printing in German of No. I of the “Textes pour rien.”

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First German edition (which preceded the first publication in English) of Erzählungen und Texte um Nichts, translated from the French by Elmar Tophoven (Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 1962).


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First printing in English of “Text for Nothing I,” translated from the French by the author, in Evergreen Review, Vol. III, No. 9, Summer 1959.


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Stories and Texts for Nothing (New York: Grove Press, 1967). Back cover illustrated with a portrait of Beckett by Arikha. Inscribed by Arikha to John and Evelyn Kobler, March 1967.

The first edition in English of Nouvelles et textes pour rien, with reproductions of the six drawings by Avigdor Arikha used in the second French edition.

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