I was looking through some of my books this week and found this one hiding behind some others:
I opened it carefully and found this:
A first edition! Published in 1952. I looked around the internet and found copies in worse shape than mine selling for $3000. One with Beckett’s signature is going for $20,000.
I read the page a little closer and wondered how a book from 1952 could include a note in the past tense saying the play was first performed in January 1953.
I turned to the last pages:
A 1970 reprint.
The internet told me I could get another one for 25 euros.
I’ll be waiting, then, for a 1952 Godot.