A Press Release from Bloomsbury

Originally published in French as Malone meurt in 1951 and later translated into English by the author himself, Malone Dies is the second novel of Samuel Beckett’s Trilogy.
The Making of Samuel Beckett’s ‘Malone Dies’/’Malone meurt’ is a comprehensive reference guide to the history of the text. The book includes:

  • A complete descriptive catalogue of available relevant manuscripts, including French and English texts, alternative drafts and notebook pages
  • A critical reconstruction of the history of the history of the text, from its genesis through the process of composition to its full publication history
  • A detailed guide to exploring the manuscripts online at the Beckett Digital Manuscripts Project at www.beckettarchive.org

This volume is part of the Beckett Digital Manuscript Project (BDMP), a collaboration between the Centre for Manuscript Genetics (University of Antwerp, Belgium), the Beckett International Foundation (University of Reading, UK) and the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Centre (University of Texas at Austin, USA), with the support of the Estate of Samuel Beckett.

Read more about this book on the Bloomsbury website, or visit the Beckett Digital Manuscript Project website at beckettarchive.org.

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Posted by:Rhys Tranter

Rhys Tranter is a writer and photographer based in Cardiff, Wales, UK. His work has appeared in the Times Literary Supplement, The Spectator, and a number of books and periodicals. He holds a BA, MA, and a PhD in English Literature. His website RhysTranter.com is a personal journal offering commentary and analysis across literature, film, music, and the arts.

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