Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Three Novels: Molloy, Malone Dies, the Unnamable
Three Novels: Molloy, Malone Dies, the Unnamable | Samuel Beckett
Few works of contemporary literature are so universally acclaimed as central to our understanding of the human experience as Nobel Prize winner Samuel Beckett s famous trilogy. "Molloy," the first of these masterpieces, appeared in French in 1951. It was followed seven months later by "Malone Dies" and two years later by "The Unnamable." All three have been rendered into English by the author."
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
Pick icon
100%
review
Billypar
Molloy | Samuel Beckett
post image
Mehso-so

This novel is divided in two parts, each with a different protagonist. The first was a slog for me: the character we follow is not of sound mind- he relays his journey to reach his mother's home. The 2nd part is a little easier to follow since this character is sane (or saner), but both consist mostly of thoughts while wandering in the woods. I know Beckett is brilliant and there's probably a ton of stuff I'm missing, but I couldn't get into it.

Emilymdxn I had to study Beckett at uni and never managed to get into it myself at all. It was pretty much the only stuff I ever studied that I just had no thoughts about or any response at all 13mo
Billypar @Emilymdxn Yeah- I first read Godot in college. I liked it fine and Murphy wasn't bad, but none of them became favorites. I do get FOMO with him though- like, even if I don't enjoy the whole book, there might be something really unique and interesting on page 106 that I'd have been sorry to have missed 😁 13mo
Liz_M Unfortunately, I think most of his prose works need more than one read. I had read/studued Godot more than once, but didn't enjoy it until I saw an Irish Theater staging. I did love some of his other, simpler plays (Happy Days, Endgame) the first time round though. 13mo
Billypar @Liz_M Ooh- that sounds incredible! I used to love reading plays until I saw a few productions and realized how much you're missing on the page alone. I'm still going to finish the trilogy eventually, but you're right- a second reading probably does wonders. 13mo
47 likes4 comments
quote
Billypar
Molloy | Samuel Beckett
post image

Oh boy, Beckett, a few more sentences like this and I think my brain is going to break 😬 🐑🐑🐑

saresmoore I didn‘t even make it to the end of the sentence before my vision blurred from boredom. 😆 1y
Billypar @saresmoore At least you never really know what you're going to get from sentence to sentence- the very next page, he was calculating his number of farts- by day, then by hour, then by 15 min....that's high literature for you 😂 1y
saresmoore Bahahaha! 1y
Leftcoastzen ❤️ 1y
Cathythoughts 😂😂😂 1y
29 likes5 comments
blurb
kspenmoll
Molloy | Samuel Beckett
post image

#Ireland #Magical March
Some books having to do with Ireland, and some Irish items. ☘️🇮🇪

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love Cyril 💚💚💚 Pretty picture!!! 2y
vkois88 Ooooh love! 2y
75 likes1 stack add2 comments
review
BarbaraBB
post image
Bailedbailed

I'm sorry. I gave up. I reminded myself that reading should be something to enjoy, to look forward to etc. I have so many books waiting for me, I don't have to spend so much time with monologues by dying men, monologues which I don't understand and frankly am not interested in at the moment. #1001books

blurb
eringreeno
post image

And yet I did not despair of seeing the light tremble, some day, through the still boughs, the strange light of the plain, its pale wild eddies, through the bronze-still boughs, which no breath ever stirred.

blurb
eringreeno
post image

Vegan brunch with Beckett, where the days did not run gently up and down, no, not gently. Perhaps things have changed since.

quote
eringreeno

The road, hard and white, seared the tender pastures, rose and fell at the whim of hills and hollows.

quote
Cristine
post image

"Então voltei para casa e escrevi: É meia-noite. A chuva está batendo nas janelas. Não era meia-noite. Não estava chovendo."
— Epigrafe do livro "Força estranha", de Nelson Motta.

("Then I went back into the house and wrote, It is midnight. The rain is beating on the windows. It was not midnight. It was not raining."
— Epigraph @ "Força estranha", by Nelson Motta)

blurb
[DELETED] 3323341091
post image

alas, no photos of work-related books as they are in boxes. instead, a photo of a Beckett volume that has permanent residence in my bag. there is something wildly groovy about Beckett donning sunglasses.

my background is in mathematics and philosophy. community outreach, photographs, writing, and reading fill my days when i am not tinkering with proofs. #somethingforsept @RealLifeReading

MrBook Awesome background! 😁👍🏻 3y
Hobbinol People who give Beckett a permanent spot have a permanent spot in my heart❤️ 3y
35 likes2 stack adds2 comments