Mercier and Camier (1974)
Book ID: 63408
Mercier and Camier. Translated from the Original French by the Author. London: Calder, 1974. First Edition. A very good copy in dust jacket.
Beckett’s fourth novel and his second written in French.
Although written in 1946, it remained unpublished until 1970. Appearing immediately before his celebrated “trilogy” of Molloy, Malone Dies and The Unnameable, Mercier et Camier was Beckett’s first attempt at extended prose. “It is undoubtedly one of Mr Beckett’s funniest books, rich in both verbal and situational houmour in its explorations of the comings and goings of Mercier & Camier, another addition to the repertoire of Beckett’s pairs.”