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One of the true masterpieces of the century. Clive Barnes, "The New York Times" One of the most noble and moving plays of our generation, a threnody of hope deceived and deferred but never extinguished; a play suffused with tenderness for the whole human perplexity; with phrases that come like a sharp stab of beauty and pain. "The Times" (London) Beckett is an incomparable spellbinder. He writes with rhetoric and music that . . . make a poet green with envy. Stephen Spender Reading Beckett for the first time is an experience like no other in modern literature. Paul Auster [Godot is ] among the most studied, monographed, celebrated and sent-up works of modern art, and perhaps as influential as any from the last century. The nonstory of two tramps at loose ends in a landscape barren of all but a single tree, amusing or distracting themselves from oppressive boredom while they wait for a mysterious figure who never arrives, the play became the ur-text for theatrical innovation and existential thought in the latter half of 20th century. Christopher Isherwood, "The New York Times" " --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Samuel Beckett was born on April 13, 1906, in Ireland. Best known for the classic <I>Waiting for Godot</I>, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1969. He spent most of his life in Paris and died there in 1989.
This play has been a favorite of mine since I first heard it on CBC Radio in 1995. I have enjoyed it on video and borrowed it from a sister library so many times I practically... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jean Shaw
Only buy this book if you are totally immune to typos and misspellings. Things like the letter "I" being substituted with a lowercase "L", or the word... Read morePublished 19 months ago by J. Swiatczak
I did a lot of waiting for Godot myself, and was unimpressed. A little too abstract for my personal taste, but it's a classic apparently.Published 20 months ago by Ron
This book is a classic in existential play. If you don't know anything about this play I would highly suggest doing a bit of research before buying it as it is unlike most plays/... Read morePublished on Aug. 18 2013 by Stacey Cann
I was very disappointed in this purchase. It was a very slim volume for the price. The font was too small making the text almost illegible. Read morePublished on Aug. 12 2013 by Anne H Pollett
"Nothing happens, nobody comes, nobody goes, it's awful!". That phrase, said by one of the main characters of "Waiting for Godot", somehow sums up the whole plot of this short... Read morePublished on Jan. 10 2007 by B. Alcat
What a fabulous play. I read it over an over again and every time I discover new meaning. Admittedly, the first time I read it, I hated it. Read morePublished on Feb. 2 2005