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"The sun shone, having no alternative, on the nothing new." Thus, Beckett's Murphy begins, and the tone is set. A strange, bleak, humorous novel, published in 1938, Murphy's dilemma is that of achieving his desire to simply desire nothing, and naturally, this search goes nowhere. Perhaps not as powerful as some of Beckett's later and more famous works, Murphy nonetheless offers hints of Beckett's themes and concerns to come.
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Ficiton. MURPHY, when first published in 1938, was Beckett's first novel and third work of ficiton. Very Irish in the post-Joycean tradition, it nevertheless was the beginning of a new form of literary expression as some discerning critics recognized at the time, drawing heavily on the author's time spent in London as a young man, and especially on his experiences as a male nurse. It has for many years been one of the most popular novels of one of the most seminal figures of the twentieth century. There's a sort of comfort in the dry, bare, language, in the spooky imagery and the incantatory repetitions... — Howard Kinlay.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780714500423
Author:
Beckett, Samuel
Publisher:
Riverrun Press (New York, NY)
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
19930131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
158

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"The sun shone, having no alternative, on the nothing new." Thus, Beckett's Murphy begins, and the tone is set. A strange, bleak, humorous novel, published in 1938, Murphy's dilemma is that of achieving his desire to simply desire nothing, and naturally, this search goes nowhere. Perhaps not as powerful as some of Beckett's later and more famous works, Murphy nonetheless offers hints of Beckett's themes and concerns to come.

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