Beginning to End. A Selection from the Works of Samuel Beckett. Adapted by Samuel Beckett and Jack MacGowran. Drawings by Edward Gorey. New York: Gotham Book Mart, 1988. Pp, iv, 32. Quarter cloth & patterend paper boards. A fine copy.
Limited Edition of 300 Copies, Signed by Beckett and Edward Gorey.
One of only two collaborations of Gorey and Beckett, this important text is a compilation from several of Beckett's classic works, prepared by the author and actor Jack MacGowran for his now legendary one-man presentation of Beckett. Delays in publication almost caused this book to never happen in the intended format. Beckett's health was failing, Gorey's art was behind schedule. The book was eventually completed in time for Beckett to sign them just before he died.