Recommended by Allen MacDuffie, and 1 others. See all reviews
'Murphy', Samuel Beckett's first published novel, was written in English and published in London in 1938; Beckett himself subsequently translated the book into French, and it was published in France in 1947. The novel recounts the hilarious but tragic life of Murphy in London as he attempts to establish a home and to amass sufficient fortune for his intended bride to join him. less

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Allen MacDuffie The book has a weird sort of warmth and energy and liveliness, almost as if Beckett had tried to empty the novel of character and just can’t quite do it. And there’s a note, too, of genuine humility. (Source)

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