Molloy (novel) OverviewSamuel Beckett’s Molloy, first published in French in 1947, is the first novel of a trilogy which includes Malone Dies and The Unnameable. A representative novel of late modernism, Molloy enacts the futility of existence through the musings of its aimless eponymous hero, and the report describing the equally drifting journey of Jacques Moran, the agent tasked with finding him. The novel deals with themes of existentialism, the deterioration of the body, the instability of knowledge, subjectivity, and the desire for security.
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Samuel Beckett Biographies (5)
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Samuel Beckett, whose play Waiting for Godot has influenced several generations of contemporary playwrights throughout the world, is a dramatist who considers himself a much better novelist. He thinks...
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Samuel Beckett is an Irishman who has lived in France since 1938 and who has written much of his drama and fiction in French. The phenomenal success of his play En attendant Godot (1952; published in ...
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When Samuel Beckett was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 1969, the Swedish Academy stated that it was for "a body of work that in new forms of fiction and the theatre, has transmuted the desti...
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Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), the Irish novelist, playwright, and poet who became French by adoption, was one of the most original and important writers of the century. He won the Nobel Prize for litera...
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Biography EssaySamuel Beckett, whose play Waiting for Godot has influenced several generations of contemporary playwrights throughout the world, was a dramatist who considered himself a much better n...
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