MALONE DIES A Novel Translated From the French by the Author

(London: John Calder, 1958).

A LOVELY COPY OF THE FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. MALONE DIES contains the famous line, "Nothing is more real than nothing" – a metatextual echo of Democritus' "Naught is more real than nothing."
Written immediately after the completion of MOLLOY, and finished in the summer of 1948, MALONE DIES is the second novel in Beckett's Parisian Trilogy. It furthers Beckett’s project to "empty the novel of its usual recognizable objects—plot, situation, characters—and yet to keep the reader interested and moved." Item #31564

First Edition published in the United Kingdom. 8vo, publisher's original black cloth lettered on the spine in gilt. In the original dustjacket. 120 pp. A very fine copy in a jacket nearly as nice with just a hint of age mellowing.

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Price: $145.00