Samuel Beckett
Digital Manuscript Project


For all documents in all genetic editions, pie charts show the number of added, deleted and modified words. The word counts include paralipomena such as dates, calculations, shopping lists, and so on. A word that has been added and then deleted, is counted as and addition and a deletion. Similarly, a word that has been added, then modified and then deleted is counted three times. For this reason, the sum total of the added, deleted, modified and unchanged words is usually higher than the "Total words" as stipulated above each chart.

In addition to the pie charts for each genetic edition, we also provide two comparisons:

  • a comparison of all first draft versions of all works currently included in the BDMP side by side,
  • a comparison of the total words in the full genetic dossier of all works currently in the BDMP.