• Not I by Samuel Beckett

Not I (Signed)

Price: $1,500.00

London: Faber & Faber, 1973. 

First edition. Inscribed by Beckett on the title page to the daughter of actor Jack MacGowran. “For Tara / with love / from Sam / (nostrils removed)” Beckett presumably meant that he had scratched out the nostrils on the face on the front cover. Not I is a short monologue in which a disembodied female mouth (but not a nose) speaks from the stage in a frenzied rush. “I want the piece to work on the nerves of the audience,” wrote Beckett.

 Slim duodecimo, 16 pages. First edition. Softcover in stapled wrappers. Book Condition: Very Good. Slight rubbing at the spine and near the front edge, slight crease to lower front corner.