Samuel Beckett
Digital Manuscript Project
Stirrings Still / Soubresauts

Catalogue


The transcriptions of the documents in this genetic edition are identified with the numbers of the manuscripts at the Beckett Archive, University of Reading (UoR). A full bibliographical description is made by Julian Garforth, Mary Bryden, and Peter Mills in Beckett at Reading: Catalogue of the Beckett Manuscripts Collection at the University of Reading (Reading: Whiteknights Press and the Beckett International Foundation, 1998). The following survey of the Stirrings Still / Soubresauts manuscripts only mentions the main bibliographical characteristics, indicating the type of document and inscriptions (copybook, holograph manuscript, typescript, carbon copy), the number of leaves, and the date (if indicated).

MS 2933/1

Holograph manuscript (fragments in both French and English) of sections 01 and 02 3 leaves date: 27/06/1983

MS 2933/2

Holograph manuscript of section 01 in black ink (English) 1 leaf

MS 2933/3

Typescript of section 02 with holograph additions in black ink (French) 1 leaf

MS 2933/4

Typescript of section 02 with holograph additions in black ink (French) 1 leaf

MS 2933/5

Typescript of section 02 with holograph additions in red ink (French) 1 leaf

MS 2934

Copybook (with holograph drafts in both English and French) of sections 01, 1, 2, 3 11 + 2 leaves (Beckett restarted from the back under the heading "Repeat in different order.") dates: Section 1: August 1984 (p. 1); Feb. 1985 (p. 4); June/July 1986 (p. 7; p. 5) Section 2: August/Sept. 1985 (p. 6) Section 3: June 1987 (p. 11)

MS 2935/1/1

Holograph manuscript ('snippets' and fragments of) section 03 (English) 1 leaf

MS 2935/1/2

Holograph manuscript (fragments) of section 03 (English) 1 leaf

MS 2935/1/3

Holograph manuscript (fragments); incipits of section 1 (English) 1 leaf

MS 2935/1/4

Holograph manuscript of first paragraph of section 1 (English) 1 leaf

MS 2935/1/5

Holograph manuscript (fragments); first sentence of section 1 (English) 1 leaf

MS 2935/2/1

Typescript with holograph additions of section 03 (English) 1 leaf

MS 2935/2/2

Typescript with holograph additions of section 03 (English) 1 leaf

MS 2935/2/3

Typescript with holograph additions of section 03 (English) 1 leaf

MS 2935/3/1

Holograph manuscript of integrated first and second paragraph of section 1 (English) 1 leaf

MS 2935/3/2

Holograph manuscript (title "End") of integrated 1st/2nd/3rd paragraph of section 1 (English) + paragraphs 4, 5, and 6 of section 1 + two extra paragraphs 1 leaf date: 15 November 1984

MS 2935/3/3

Typescript with holograph additions of integrated 1st/2nd/3rd paragraph (English) 1 leaf + verso

MS 2935/3/4

Typescript of MS 2935/3/2 (title "End"; without the two extra paragraphs) with holograph additions (English) 1 leaf

MS 2935/3/5

Complete typescript of MS 2935/3/2 (title "End") with one addition in pencil (English) 1 leaf

MS 2935/3/6

Carbon copy of MS 2935/3/5 with holograph additions in black ink and pencil (English) 1 leaf

MS 2935/3/7

Typescript of MS 2935/1/4 (first paragraph of section 1) with holograph additions (English) 1 leaf

MS 2935/3/8

Typescript of section 1 (incorporating MS 2935/3/7) with holograph additions (English) 1 leaf + verso

MS 2935/3/9

Typescript of section 1 with holograph additions in black ink (English) Title "FRAGMENT for Barney Rosset July 1986" 1 leaf

MS 2935/3/10

Carbon copy of MS 2935/3/9 with holograph additions in black ink (English) Title "FRAGMENT for Barney Rosset July 1986" 1 leaf

MS 2935/3/11

Typescript of section 1 with holograph additions in black ink (English) Title "FRAGMENT" 1 leaf

MS 2935/3/12

Carbon copy of MS 2935/3/11 with holograph additions in black ink (English) Title "FRAGMENT" 1 leaf

MS 2935/3/13

Typescript of section 1 with holograph additions in black ink (English) Title "FRAGMENTS for Barney Rosset July 1986" 2 leaves, numbered "1" (in Beckett's hand), and "2" (typewritten)

MS 2859

Photocopied typescript of section 1 (= 2935/3/13) with one holograph addition in black ink (English) + typescript of section 2 Title "FRAGMENT for Barney Rosset July 1986" 3 leaves

MS 2935/4/1

Typescript of section 2 with holograph additions in black ink (English) 1 leaf

MS 2935/4/2

Typescript of section 2 with holograph additions in black ink (English) 1 leaf

MS 2935/5/1

Holograph manuscript of opening lines of section 3 (English) 1 leaf

MS 2935/5/2

Typescript of section 3 with holograph additions in black ink and pencil (English) 1 leaf

MS 2935/5/3

Typescript of section 3 with holograph additions in black ink (English) 1 leaf

MS 3543

Photocopied computer printout of typescript of "Soubresauts" (French) Title "Soubresauts" in Beckett's hand + "Final" (top right corner) 4 leaves