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: by October 1925.
Beckett acquired Torquato Tasso's Gerusalemme liberata in May 1925 as the first page shows.
Source: TCD College Calendar
Tasso, Torquato: Gerusalemme liberata
Milan: Ulrico Hoepli, 1923
6th ed.
Inscription: Samuel B. Beckett / May 1925
Notes: The book is heavily annotated, whereby two modes discernible (similar to other TCD books): ink, black and blue pen, and pencil underlining and annotation tend to be translations of specific words/lines; coloured pencil tend to be underlining and crosses against passages, ie contextual annotation. Annotations continue to the end of Canto X, after that, nothing. Sample scans of pages 2-9 made.
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Available scans cover, inscription, tp, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 30, 31, 54, 55.