Search Results: "Samuel Beckett"


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SAMUEL BECKETT: THE COMPLETE SHORT PROSE, 1929-1989 by Samuel Beckett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"A laudable book, and essential for the serious student of Beckett."
By gathering Beckett's scattered short pieces, Gontarski has created a volume that few may choose to read whole, but that all with an interest in Beckett will welcome. Read full book review >

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DREAM OF FAIR TO MIDDLING WOMEN by Samuel Beckett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 13, 1993

"A clump, a clot, a coagulum—an unspeakable miracle of words held together by spit."
A stew of tongues, English, French, German, whathaveyou, in an overrich slumgullion or Irish mulligatawny, with a faint tang of urine. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 20, 1998

"A well-edited set of documents that will be uniquely invaluable to students of Beckett's works and of the American theater. (21 line illustrations, not seen)"
The great playwright exchanges letters with his favorite American stage director. Read full book review >

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ECHO'S BONES by Samuel Beckett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2014

"A welcome exercise in literary archaeology, especially for students of modernism and 20th-century literature."
A long-forgotten addendum to More Pricks Than Kicks, restored 81 years after Beckett (The Complete Short Prose, 1996, etc.) wrote this strange, allusive tale. Read full book review >

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FINE LINES by Simon Beckett
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Wry, racy, and literate pulp fun."
This tart sexual thriller, a first novel from Britain, will redden your cheeks with scandal and your thumbs with soreness as they race to turn each naughty, lascivious page. Read full book review >

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GENESIS by Bernard Beckett
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 20, 2009

"A cannily constructed portrait of a global worst-case scenario."
Dystopian vision of a future Earth almost wholly engulfed by environmental catastrophe. Read full book review >

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Family Business by Colin Beckett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2016

"Paul's a memorable lead, but it's the largely unknown killer who makes the grandest impression."
A sheriff and his ex-detective pal chase a vindictive serial killer menacing North Carolina's Outer Banks in this debut thriller. Read full book review >

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MOTHER OF EDEN by Chris Beckett
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 12, 2015

"Readers delighted by the first book will certainly wish to renew their acquaintance."
Sequel to Dark Eden (2014), Beckett's 2013 Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning tale of humans stranded on a remote planet who have mostly forgotten their origins. Read full book review >

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THE BLAIRS AND THEIR COURT by Francis Beckett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2005

"It is also, however, so unrelentingly negative about Blair, Booth, and many of their cohorts as to become exhausting and exhaustive."
Two British journalists collaborate on an exposé of Labour Party Prime Minister Tony Blair and his wife, Cherie Booth—without the cooperation of either subject. Read full book review >

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WAGA'S BIG SCARE by Samuel Hiti
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"The ending may leave younger or more sensitive readers unsettled, so save this slim, adrenaline-fueled tale for those who crave a true, if ephemeral, fright. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Waga is a monster that is mean, tricky and possesses the "biggest scare." But when Waga loses that scare, the monster's very existence is in jeopardy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

THE DAY IS SO LONG AND THE WAGES SO SMALLMusic on a Summer IslandCharters, Samuel Read full book review >