All Strange Away. Signed by the Author (1982)
Author: Samuel Beckett
Book ID: 65995
All Strange Away. London: John Calder, 1982. First UK Edition. This copy specially bound in quarter morocco cloth boards, title lettered in gilt to spine, houised in cloth slipcase. A fine bright copy.
Signed by Samuel Beckett on the title page.
Although written in 1963, “All Strange Away” did not see general publication until 1979, appearing after the other short works or “residua” which have characterized his non-dramatic work during the last twenty years. It can be considered an earlier version of “Imagination Dead Imagine”, but is different in tone, variety of description and emotional content. Its compression and poetic quality is, as with all Mr Beckett’s work since the forties, and extraordinary literary phenomenon.”
First published in limited edition form by the Gotham Book Mart in 1976, with illustrations by Edward Gory.