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First Love and Other Shorts (1974) [Collection]
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First Love, a man’s musings about his youth occasioned by his visit to his father’s grave, was first written by Samuel Beckett in French in 1945, but it wasn't until 1973 that he completed the English translation. Christopher Ricks, in New Statesman, described it as follows: "The cracked and crackling narrator of First Love who tells of how he met a woman on a bench, went back to live with her, and left her as she was giving birth to his child—has all the pertinacity of that bone-deep fatigue which gives Beckett’s decrepit figures (ruined leech-gatherers) their ruthless strength, their rigor, not mortis but of moribundity."

Also included in this volume is Not I, the new stage work which had its world premier at the Lincoln Center last year and which critics hailed as a great new work by the Nobel Prize-winning author. Clive Barnes called it "superb" and Marin Gottfried of Women's Wear Daily said it was "a major theatrical and literary event . . . very beautiful and deeply moving——a small and unique masterpiece."

Also included with these works are the shorter prose pieces From an Abandoned Work, Enough, Imagination Dead Imagine and Ping, as well as the short piece for the stage, Breath.

Original title: First Love and Other Shorts
Original languages: Various


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classicsPost-modern, Avant-garde, & Experimental

The following works are contained within this one:
     Breath (1969) [Play]
      Author: Samuel Beckett
     First Love (1970) [Novelette]
      Author: Samuel Beckett

Edition #1: First Love and Other Shorts

First Love and Other Shorts (1974)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Samuel Beckett
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Manifested in:

First Love and Other Shorts (June 1974)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802100092
Pages: 91

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