Texts for Nothing autograph drafts in notebook

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Title

Texts for Nothing autograph drafts in notebook

Subject

Beckett, Samuel. 1906-1989

Description

First published in English in No's Knife: Collected Shorter Prose, 1945-1966, this fiction, along with the novel trilogy, came to be recognized as a milestone in the literary shift from modernism to postmodernism.

Using this notebook, Beckett translated his thirteen story fragments of different voices thrust into the unknown, originally written fifteen years earlier in French, as Textes pour rien. A number of pages have strike-throughs, showing how he struggled with the translation.

Creator

Beckett, Samuel

Date

1966

Relation

MSS008 Box 3 Folder 65: Stories and texts for nothing typescript and typescript [carbon], 63 pages. 4 items. Includes The Expelled, The Calmative, The End, and Texts for Nothing.

MSS008 Box 3 Folder 52: No's Knife galley proofs, 28 items. Located in oversize

MSS008 Box 3 Folder 67: Texts for Nothing, 1963, typescript and typescript [carbon], 71 pages. 2 items.
1966-1989 exhibit case
To Avigdor Arikha and Anne Atik, 1 December 1966: "Huge amount of work done on the translation - almost finished - of Textes pour rien. It's rather knocked me silly, a bit more." -The Letters of Samuel Beckett: 1966-1989, p. 52

Format

notebook
jpeg; 300 ppi

Language

English

Type

Manuscript

Identifier

MSS008_III_Texts_for_Nothing_00a.jpg; MSS008_III_Texts_for_Nothing_13.jpg; MSS008_III_Texts_for_Nothing_14.jpg; MSS008_III_Texts_for_Nothing_15.jpg; MSS008_III_Texts_for_Nothing_16.jpg; MSS008_III_Texts_for_Nothing_17.jpg; MSS008_III_Texts_for_Nothing_18.jpg; MSS008_III_Texts_for_Nothing_19.jpg; MSS008_III_Texts_for_Nothing_20.jpg; MSS008_III_Texts_for_Nothing_21.jpg

Extent

112 pages
10 scans

Files

MSS008_III_Texts_for_Nothing_00a.jpg
MSS008_III_Texts_for_Nothing_21.jpg
MSS008_III_Texts_for_Nothing_20.jpg
MSS008_III_Texts_for_Nothing_19.jpg
MSS008_III_Texts_for_Nothing_18.jpg
MSS008_III_Texts_for_Nothing_17.jpg
MSS008_III_Texts_for_Nothing_16.jpg
MSS008_III_Texts_for_Nothing_15.jpg
MSS008_III_Texts_for_Nothing_14.jpg
MSS008_III_Texts_for_Nothing_13.jpg

Citation

Beckett, Samuel, “Texts for Nothingautograph drafts in notebook,” WUSTL Digital Gateway Image Collections & Exhibitions, accessed September 26, 2020, http://omeka.wustl.edu/omeka/items/show/14891.