“Let's go." "We can't." "Why not?" "We're waiting for Godot”: First Edition of The Nobel Prize-Winning Playwright Samuel Beckett's Waiting For Godot; Signed by Him
Waiting For Godot: A Tragicomedy In Two Acts.
Item Number: 22008
New York: Grove Press, 1954.
First edition in English of the author’s magnum opus. Octavo, original black cloth. Signed by Samuel Beckett on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows some light toning to the spine. Translated from the French by Samuel Beckett. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare signed.
“One of the most influential plays of the post-war period” and a central document of the Absurdist school, Waiting for Godot earned Beckett worldwide acclaim (Drabble, 1038). “Beckett’s work invented an entirely new theatrical language, palpable and comprehensible images of the absurd, and unforgettable metaphors of the human condition” (Hollier, 1010). "One of the true masterpieces of the century" (Clive Barnes, The New York Times).