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“It is one thing to be informed by Shakespeare that life “is a tale told by an idiot signifying nothing”; it is something else to encounter the idea literally presented in a novel by Samuel Beckett. But I am reasonably certain that a sensitive reader who journeys through How It Is will leave the book convinced that Beckett says more that is relevant to experience in our time than Shakespeare does in Macbeth. It should come as no surprise if a decade or so hence How It Is is appraised as a masterpiece of modern literature. This poetic novel is Beckett at his height.” — Webster Schott

“A wonderful book, written in the sparest prose. . . . Beckett is one of the rare creative minds in our times.” — Alan Pryce-Jones

“What is novel is the absolute sureness of design. . . built phrase by phrase into a beautifully and tightly wrought structure — a few dozen expressions permuted with deliberate redundancy accumulate meaning even as they are emptied of it, and offer themselves as points of radiation in a strange web of utter illusion.” — Hugh Kenner

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A sensitive reader who journey through How It Is will leave the book convinced that the author says more that is relevant to experience in our time than Shakespeare does in Macbeth. A wonderful book, written in the sparest of prose.

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melissarochell, October 14, 2013 (view all comments by melissarochell)
This book was hard to put down. Makes me think of something John Hollander said in an interview: "A poem that doesn’t get out of hand isn’t a poem." According to that statement, this book was a fine example of true poetry.
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ISBN:
9780802150660
Author:
Beckett, Samuel
Publisher:
Grove Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
Experimental fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Beckett, Samuel
Publication Date:
19940131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
147
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.38 in 5 oz

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