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It’s Becketting down with books! As you’ll know The Letters of Samuel Beckett (Volume 1, 1929–1940) have just landed, and now we have more exciting news...


As you may remember Faber acquired the Calder’s Samuel Beckett backlist when John Calder sold up and this May Faber begins publishing a whole heap of new editions – eighteen at the last count.


Each book (it says here) comes with a new introduction by an acclaimed Beckett scholar and the text has been thoroughly revised and edited. The publication will be accompanied by celebrations of Beckett’s work and no doubt a massive media onslaught. The list and schedule (which I suspect might change) so far is:


21st May 2009


  • Watt
  • Endgame
  • Happy Days
  • Krapp’s Last Tape and Other Shorter Plays
  • Malone Dies
  • Murphy
  • All That Fall and Other Plays for Radio and Screen
  • Company/Ill Seen Ill Said/ Worstward Ho/Stirrings Still

August 2009


  • Molloy
  • More Pricks Than Kicks
  • The Unnameable
  • How It Is 

January 2010


  • Waiting for Godot
  • First Love/The Expelled/The Calmative/The End
  • Mercier and Camier
  • Selected Poems, 1929-1989
  • Texts for Nothing/Fizzles

April 2010


  • Echo’s Bones

Readers Comments

  1. Awww, I don't want a new Murphy. I just want my old one back.

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