Poems in English. Limited Signed Edition (1961)
Author: Samuel Beckett
Book ID: 67289
Poems in English. London: John Calder, 1961. First Edition, Limited Issue. Publisher’s brown cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the original glassine dust jacket. A fine bright copy.
Limited Numbered Edition of 100 Copies, Signed and numbered by the Author on the limitation leaf.
A collection containing Whoroscope, Echo’s Bones, Two Poems and Quartre Poemes.
“From the dramatic monologue ‘Whoroscope’ of 1930 to the strange and beautiful ‘Dieppe’ poems, each line shows the authority and purity of a great master.”
It was as a poet that Samuel Beckett launched himself in the little reviews of 1930s Paris. ‘Whoroscope’ was Beckett’s first separately published work, and won a prize for having been chosen as the best poem on Time in a competition judged by Richard Aldington and Nancy Cunard in 1930. In the hospital and nursing home where he spent his final days, Beckett wrote his last work, the poem “What is the Word” (Comment dire) in 1988.