En attendant Godot: Piece en deux Actes. First Edition (1952)
Book ID: 64959
En attendant Godot: Piece en deux Actes. Paris: Editions de Minuit, 1952. First Edition, first printing (preceded by the large paper edition of 35 copies). Publisher’s white printed card covers. A fine bright copy.
Beckett’s masterpiece was first composed and published in French and performed in 1953 at the Theatre de Babylone in Paris. It would later be translated into English by Beckett himself & published by the Grove Press in New York (1954).
Beckett said of his famous play: ‘”I began to write Godot as a relaxation, to get away from the awful prose I was writing at the time.”
Godot established Beckett as the most original and significant dramatist of the 20th century.