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Hearing this, you at once realise Beckett's crisp prose is ideally suited to the audiobook medium. In first person narration we hear Molloy is first seeking his mother, then, in the second section, being pursued himself by Moran, a private detective. Yes, we are on familiar Beckett territory, yet this early work raises not only questions of being and aloneness - it is also richly comical. A great introduction to Beckett before venturing into his later, darker works. --Bukowski on Bukowski zine --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
Samuel Beckett was born in Dublin in 1906 and graduated from Trinity College. He settled in Paris in 1937, after travels in Germany and periods of residence in London and Dublin. He remained in France during the Second World War and was active in the French Resistance. From the spring of 1946 his plays, novels, short fiction, poetry and criticism were largely written in French. With the production of En attendant Godot in Paris in 1953, Beckett's work began to achieve widespread recognition. During his subsequent career as a playwright and novelist in both French and English he redefined the possibilities of prose fiction and writing for the theatre. Samuel Beckett won the Prix Formentor in 1961 and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1969. He died in Paris in December 1989. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Editorial Reviews
Molloy is a book of two halves: the first half is a first-person narrative told by Molloy and the second told by Malone. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Daniel Hirst
Reading this book is a haunting experience. It is difficult, littered with insane ramblings and twists but also wonderful literary moments. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Neil Brown
Full of Surprises! Suspenseful! Fast! Complex!
Sentences like “What was God doing with himself before the creation? Read more
How could I presume to review this Moebius strip of a book, a bizarre chronicle of futility and human ridiculosity, in which a mad mother-beating hobo is pursued by a mean... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Peter Tucker
Beckett is a favorite author of mine and Molloy is one of his best books. It's an excellent choice for anyone looking to get drunk on language and have some great laughs as well. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Ellen Archer
Often overlooked as a novelist, Samuel Beckett, as evident in "Molloy", the first and best part of a trilogy, deserves to be hailed as one of the twentieth centuries most... Read morePublished 19 months ago by PuroShaggy
MOLLOY is a 1956 novel by Samuel Beckett often seen as the first volume in a trilogy with MALONE DIES and THE UNNAMEABLE, all three books being rambling first-person monologues... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Christopher Culver
And Beckett is the second greatest prose writer Ireland has produced. Molloy is brilliant. As are Watt, Malone Dies, The Unnamable, Endgame and the nonpareil Godot.Published on May 14, 2012 by Ron DiCostanzo