• “I Can Make Nothing of It”: Beckett’s Collaboration with Merlin on the English Molloy

    Author(s):
    Wout Dillen (see profile) , Pim Verhulst
    Date:
    2014
    Group(s):
    Textual Scholarship
    Subject(s):
    20th century, Irish literature, Textual criticism
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6TJ84
    Abstract:
    When the English Molloy was published in 1955, jointly by Olympia (Paris) and Grove (New York), a long and difficult translation process had ended, on which Beckett worked both alone and together with Merlin and Patrick Bowles. This article is the first attempt to approach this somewhat neglected topic by way of manuscripts, notebooks, letters and other related materials, in order to establish a basic chronology of the English Molloy. In so doing, our purpose is to shed more light on a relatively obscure period in Beckett’s literary career and examine critically the role of each party involved.
    Notes:
    This is the authors’s version of an article published in Samuel Beckett Today/Aujourd’hui 26 (Revisiting Molloy, Malone meurt/Malone Dies, L’Innommable/The Unnamable), Brill, 2014, pp. 107- 120. Please refer to the published version for correct citation and content.
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