Malone Dies Summary
Samuel Beckett

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The second novel in Samuel Beckett’s trilogy following Molloy, Malone Dies is a first-person account of a meditation on existence by an old bed-ridden man awaiting death. First published in French, in 1951, the novel mixes reflections on life ranging from the vulgar to the profound, alongside the telling of a story concerning a man named Sapo or Macmann who ends up in an asylum. The novel deals with themes of both bodily and mental impotence, nihilism, the insufficiency of words, the process of dying, and story-telling as a means of self-creation.

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