Endgame: A Play in One Act, Followed by Act Without Words, a Mime for One Player

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Grove Press, 1958 - Drama - 91 pages
Samuel Beckett was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature n 1969; his literary output of plays, novels, stories and poetry has earned him an uncontested place as one of the greatest writers of our time. "Endgame, " originally written in French and translated into English by Beckett himself, is considered by many critics to be his greatest single work. A pinnacle of Beckett's characteristic raw minimalism, it is a pure and devastating distillation of the human essence in the face of approaching death.

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User Review  - jonfaith - www.librarything.com

All life long, the same questions, the same answers. I read this in a hospital. This morning. The patient was someone I don't know very well. It was thought that my presence would afford authority. I ... Read full review

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User Review  - thornton37814 - LibraryThing

In this play, the characters are bored with life, simply playing a game, until death. It's not my type of play. A short mime follows at the end. Mime is not something I really enjoy either. All-in-all, this was not a good read for me. Read full review

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