Student library info The Student library info pertains to the period when Beckett was a student at Trinity College Dublin (1923-1927) and a lecturer at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris and TCD (1928-1931). It explains when he is thought to have acquired and read the book in question, based on his inscription, as well as various external sources including the official TCD college calendars, his 'Dream' Notebook, and his letters.Read: August 1931.
Beckett may have read Dostoevsky's Confession de Stavroguine by that time, as Van Hulle and Nixon note (2013, 123)
Sources: Dirk Van Hulle and Mark Nixon, Samuel Beckett's Library, p. 123. The Letters of Samuel Beckett, vol. I, 1929-1940, p. 79.
Dostoievski, Fjodor: La Confession de Stavroguine
Paris: Librairie Plon, 1923
13th ed.
E. Halpérine-Kaminsky (translation)
Notes: - marginalia: inside cover scribble '[surhomme?]' - probably not SB's hand; - paper inserted at page xxxvii, the 'introduction du traducteur'

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