Beckett’s Trilogy: Molloy, Malone Dies, and The Unnamable

Beckett2Imagine a novel set in a sensory deprivation tank, penned by a prisoner from Plato’s Allegory of the Cave. In a world obliterated by modernity’s solar brilliance, what might shadows cast on a cave wall tell us about time, place, and character? That image of exile more or less approximates the voice of Irish modernist Samuel Beckett at the height of his depth, in the midst of his most prolific period of prose writing after World War II. We’ll tackle the principle output of that period: Beckett’s novels Molloy, Malone Dies, and The Unnamable.


Meets: Saturday, September 27, 2014 – Saturday, December 13, 2014 (10 sessions; no class October 18 and November 29), 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Richard Hugo House

Fees: General: $350.00; members of Hugo House: $315.00

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Required Readings

Beckett, Samuel. Three Novels: Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable


To come…


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