Beckett: How it is

So many words strung together

Beckett Works
Given his subtractive method of composition and general predisposition to silence, it often seems amazing to reflect that Beckett in fact produced such a large body of work.
In order to bring sense to such a large and varied oeuvre, we have grouped Beckett's complete body of work into six sections, followed by a simple but comprehensive bibliography. It is our intention to fully feature each of Beckett's major works, with commentary, notes, and helpful suggestions to the first-time reader. Please keep in mind that this section is a work-in-progress, and will be slowly fleshed out over the next few months. In the mean time, we have provided short blurbs for various works as given by the publisher, often taken from the book jacket. Further reviews and information may also be found at Amazon.com by clicking the "Browse/Purchase" link.
For ease of use, a list of titles appears below, indicating where each work has been located in our grouping.

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Fiction -- Novels and novellas.

Short Prose -- Short stories & fragments.

Dramas -- Large plays for the stage.

Shorter Plays -- Smaller one-act works for the stage.

Plays for Various Media -- Pieces for radio, TV & film.

Miscellaneous -- Essays, poetry, translations and nonfiction.

Bibliography -- A complete bibliography of Beckett's work.


Quick Reference Card:

Fiction
Dream of Fair to Middling Women
Murphy
Mercier and Camier
Watt
Molloy
Malone Dies
The Unnamable
How It Is
Company
Ill Seen Ill Said
Worstward Ho

Short Prose
More Pricks Than Kicks
Stories and Texts for Nothing

Collected Short Prose:
Assumption
Sedendo et Quiescendo
Text
A Case in a Thousand
First Love
The Expelled
The Calmative
The End
Texts for Nothing (I to XIII)
From an Abandoned Work
The Image
All Strange Away
Imagination Dead Imagine
Enough
Ping
Lessness
The Lost Ones
Fizzles 1 - 8
Heard in the Dark 1
Heard in the Dark 2
One Evening
As the story was told
The Cliff
neither
Stirrings Still
Sounds
Still 3
Faux Départs
The Capital of the Ruins

Dramas
Eleuthéria
Waiting for Godot
Endgame
Krapp's Last Tape
Happy Days

Short Plays
Act Without Words I
Act Without Words II
Rough for Theatre I
Rough for Theatre II
Play
Come and Go
Breath
Not I
That Time
Footfalls
A Piece of Monologue
Rockaby
Ohio Impromptu
Catastrophe
What Where

Plays for Various Media
Radio:
All That Fall
Embers
Cascando
Rough for Radio I
Rough for Radio II
Film and Television:
Film
Eh Joe
Ghost Trio
...but the clouds...
Nacht und Träume
Quad

Miscellaneous
I Can't Go On, I'll Go On: A Samuel Beckett Reader
Collected Poems 1930-1978
Proust
Disjecta: Miscellaneous Writings and a Dramatic Fragment


--Tim Conley
& Allen B. Ruch
3 March 2003




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