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Young Skins by Colin Barrett
Young Skins


Winner of the 2014 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award


“A stunning debut . . . The timeless nature of each story means this collection can—and will—be read many years from now.” —Sunday Times

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Samuel Beckett
By This Author

Echo's Bones

Nohow On

The Collected Poems of Samuel Beckett

Happy Days

Waiting for Godot

Mercier and Camier

Murphy

The Selected Works of Samuel Beckett

The Collected Shorter Plays

Waiting for Godot: A Bilingual Edition

Three Novels

Endgame & Act Without Words

Watt

Novels I of Samuel Beckett

Novels II of Samuel Beckett

The Dramatic Works of Samuel Beckett

The Grove Centenary Editions of Samuel Beckett

Shorter Plays Theatrical Notebooks

The Complete Short Prose, 1929-1989

Disjecta

Rockaby & Other Short Pieces

Molloy

Collected Poems in English and French

I Can't Go On, I'll Go On

Ends and Odds

First Love and Other Shorts

More Pricks Than Kicks

Krapp's Last Tape and Other Dramatic Pieces

Stories and Texts for Nothing

How It Is

Company

Poems, Short Fiction, and Criticism of Samuel Beckett

The Poems, Short Fiction, and Criticism of Samuel Beckett
Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), one of the leading literary and dramatic figures of the twentieth century, was born in Foxrock, Ireland and attended Trinity University in Dublin. In 1928, he visited Paris for the first time and fell in with a number of avant-garde writers and artists, including James Joyce. In 1937, he settled in Paris permanently. Beckett wrote in both English and French, though his best-known works are mostly in the latter language. A prolific writer of novels, short stories, and poetry, he is remembered principally for his works for the theater, which belong to the tradition of the Theater of the Absurd and are characterized by their minimalist approach, stripping drama to its barest elements. In 1969, Beckett was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature and commended for having "transformed the destitution of man into his exaltation." Beckett died in Paris in 1989.

At the age of seventy-six he said: "With diminished concentration, loss of memory, obscured intelligence... the more chance there is for saying something closest to what one really is. Even though everything seems inexpressible, there remains the need to express. A child need to make a sand castle even though it makes no sense. In old age, with only a few grains of sand, one has the greatest possibility." (from Playwrights at Work, ed. by George Plimpton, 2000)

For additional Beckett resources, visit these links:
The Journal of Beckett Studies
The Samuel Beckett Society
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