Molloy is a novel by Samuel Beckett, published in 1955. It is written in two parts, the first narrated by Molloy, an elderly man of indeterminate age, with no job or relations; the second by Jacques Moran, an “agent” who is something like a private detective. Both men’s narrative voices are filled with indecisiveness and self-thwarting statements and obfuscations, so that it is not clear that either man is capable of achieving the ends he sets out toward. The major themes of the book are trials through suffering, redemption through purpose, and a kind of bleak, existential humor that makes the impossible situation of suffering in a bleak world bearable.
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