Molloy was written by Samuel Beckett initially in French, only later translating it into English. It was published shortly after World War II and marked a new, mature writing style which was to dominate the remainder of his working life. Molloy is divided into two sections. In the first section, Molloy goes in search of his mother. In the second, he is pursued by Moran, an agent. Within this simple outline, spoken in the first person, is a remarkable novel, raising questions of being and aloneness that marks so much of Beckett’s work, but richly comic as well. Beautifully written, it is one of the masterpieces of Irish literature. This is the world premiere recording. Written by a master dramatist, it is ideally suited to the audiobook medium.
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Many agree that the trilogy was meant to be recited or heard, not simply read. This is a great way to do just that. Sean Barrett does a tremendous job here, bringing to life the humor and pathos of a novel that is more accessible, and very much more enjoyable, than its reputation might have you believe.
Ditto for the other two parts, though they have even less a semblence of plot. But hearing them (and reading them at some point, too), is the way to go. Often funny. Often disturbing. Only Beckett.