Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 September 2010

264 Pages

ISBN: 9780748641505

Bookseller Code (01)

Demented Particulars

The Annotated 'Murphy'

Chris Ackerley

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Demented Particulars offers a detailed annotation of Samuel Beckett's first published novel, Murphy. This page by page account of the often unexpected details (literary, philosophical, theological, biographical and other) that went into the making of this encyclopedic novel identifies for the first time many curious aspects of Beckett's reading and the contribution of that reading to his achievement.