The Unnamable typescript 

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Title

The Unnamable typescript 

Subject

Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989. The Unnamable.

Description

Original, corrected typescript of Beckett's translation of his 1953 novel, L'Innomable, third in the trilogy, for Grove Press, published in 1959.

Creator

Beckett, Samuel

Date

circa 1956

Relation

PR6003 E283 M27 1953: "Mahood" in  Nouvelle nouvelle revue française

1941-1956 exhibit case
To Cyril Lucas, 4 January 1956: "My original intention was to find a translator for all my books written in French, as I was very loath to take on the job myself. Patrick Bowles made quite a good fist at Molloy, but the revision of his text gave me so much trouble that I felt it would be simpler to do the following translations myself. I finished Malone Meurt some months ago and it will be published shortly by the Grove Press, New York. I am now faced with L'Innommable. I feel here again that the simplest thing is for me to translate it myself, though i do not intend to take it on for the moment. I am by no means a good translator, and my English is rusty, but I simply happen to be able still to write the queer kind of English that my queer French deserves." -The Letters of Samuel Beckett: 1941-1956, pp. 391-392

Format

corrected typescript
jpeg; 300 ppi

Language

English

Type

Manuscript

Identifier

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Extent

144 leaves
8 scans

Files

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Citation

Beckett, Samuel, “The Unnamable typescript,” WUSTL Digital Gateway Image Collections & Exhibitions, accessed September 26, 2020, http://omeka.wustl.edu/omeka/items/show/14867.