The Collected Poems of Samuel Beckett

David Wheatley reviews the new volume from Faber & Faber
Photograph: Lütfi Özkök/Sipa/Rex
David Wheatley (The Irish Times) reviews Faber and Faber's The Collected Poems of Samuel Beckett, edited by Seán Lawlor and John Pilling (link via Susan Tomaselli): 'While some authors’ posthumous work threatens to swamp their published oeuvre (Philip Larkin springs to mind), Beckett has yet to reach any such tipping point, and with the publication of his Collected Poems we at last have a reliable text of all the poetry Beckett published in his lifetime and the fullest picture to date of his uncollected and unpublished poems: it marks a key moment in Beckett studies, joining the revised editions of his prose that have appeared in recent years and with the bonus of a full scholarly apparatus.' [Read More]

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