Item #328662 Endgame. A Play in One Act followed by Act Without Words. A Mime for One Player … Translated from the French by the author. Samuel Beckett.
Endgame. A Play in One Act followed by Act Without Words. A Mime for One Player … Translated from the French by the author
Endgame. A Play in One Act followed by Act Without Words. A Mime for One Player … Translated from the French by the author
Endgame. A Play in One Act followed by Act Without Words. A Mime for One Player … Translated from the French by the author

Endgame. A Play in One Act followed by Act Without Words. A Mime for One Player … Translated from the French by the author.

New York: Grove Press, Inc, [1958].

First American edition, clothbound trade issue. 92 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Full cloth. Binding is very slightly tanned at base and crown of spine, else a near fine, bright copy, in publisher's near fine unprinted acetate dust jacket with small nicks and tears Item #328662

Inscribed by Samuel Beckett on the title page: "for Dan Pope with best wishes Sam Beckett, July 1988." Additionally signed by Barney Rosset, Grove Press publisher, on the front flyleaf.

Along with Waiting for Godot, Endgame is considered one of most important plays in modern literature. Scholar Harold Bloom states that Endgame is a "greater yet more savage work than Godot: I cannot think of any other 20th century work of literature composed as late as 1957 that is nearly as original an achievement as Endgame, nor has there been anything since to challenge such originality. Beckett may have foresworn 'mastery' as not being possible after Joyce and Proust, but Endgame reaches it." Harold Bloom also stated, "Probably the most powerful living Western writer is Samuel Beckett. He's certainly the most authentic" (from a Harold Bloom interview prior to Beckett's death). An elusive title in the clothbound American issue; uncommon signed by Samuel Beckett.

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