[Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press], 1972. First Separate Edition. An offprint of Coetzee's essay, reprinted from the November, 1972 issue of Journal of Modern Literature. Beckett has been a key influence on Coetzee's writing throughout his career; his Ph.D. thesis was a stylistic analysis of the author's early novels, and he has written numerous critical essays on Beckett. Several of them, including this one, were finally gathered in book format in 1992 (Doubling the Point: Essays and Interviews). This offprint is apparently rare, with none in commerce and none separately listed in OCLC, though we note a copy held with Coetzee's papers at the Ransom Center. Item #6770
Slim quarto (25.5cm); offset printed sheets, side-stapled into pale blue printed card covers; pp.471-480. A few tiny editorial marks and one holograph notation in pencil, with a block of text pertaining to an article on Eliot's Waste Land X'd out neatly in ink. Beginning oxidation to staples, faint vertical crease to left edge of front cover, with a hint of foxing to wrappers; Very Good+.