could die today, if I wished, merely by making a little effort, if I
could wish, if I could make an effort."
Samuel. Malone meurt. (Paris): Les Editions de Minuit, (1951). Small
octavo, original wrappers; glassine. $500.
edition of the second novel of Beckett's great trilogy (with Molloy
and The Unnamable). "In the trilogy, Beckett is creating his
own death in prose, quarrying right down to that subterranean country of
his heart... What remains is a terminal vision, a terminal style and,
from the point of view of possible development, a work at least as
aesthetically terminal as Finnegans Wake" (A. Alvarez).
Slight toning to spine and edges; a fine copy.