Murphy Author:Samuel Beckett *Waiting for Godot*'s great success in the theatres of the world catapulted Samuel Beckett into an international reputation. Not too well known is the fact that an important body of work preceded the now famous and controversial play. — *Murphy* ...was published in London in 1938, later translated into French by Beckett himself and published in P... more »aris in 1947. *Murphy* went almost unnoticed by the general reading public, although there has always been an underground recognition of this brilliant novel and copies of have been virtually unobtainable both here and abroad.
In this novel, the Irish-born author describes the hilarious but tragic life of Murphy in London. The 'comic genius' of Beckett acclaimed in *Waiting for Godot,* re-emerges on this earlier novel; *Murphy* again confirms Beckett's standing as the profound chronicler of the human comedy."« less