The Letters of Samuel Beckett

The Letters of Samuel Beckett is the first comprehensive edition to provide access to primary sources scattered in archives and collections world-wide. Both Volumes 1 and 2 have been widely reviewed and praised. The letters reveal a writer whose life and art offer paradigms for the cross currents of the twentieth century.

About the Becket Letter project

The Letters of Samuel Beckett is the first comprehensive edition of the letters of Irish-born writer Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), providing access to primary sources now scattered in archives and private collections world-wide. Through The Letters, students, scholars, critics and theatre artists can trace the evolution of Beckett’s work with increased insight into his choices as a writer. The Letters of Samuel Beckett will enrich our perspective on the arts and life of the twentieth century.

Volume I (2009), covering the years 1929 through 1940, and Volume II covering 1941 through 1956 (2011) are available from Cambridge University Press.

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