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V.S. Pritchett's 'lyrical glints' in the rough of Samuel Beckett's 'How It Is'

In his review of Beckett’s final novel, How It Is V.S. Pritchett concluded that Beckett had paid “a heavy price in obscurity, pretentiousness and awful boredom.” Evidently Pritchett was not a fan of Beckett’s free-wheeling with punctuation, lack of a plot and experiments with language. 480 more words

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Jack Emery does Samuel Beckett's 'Malone Dies'

Jack Emery’s take on the opening lines of Malone Dies is a strange beast. One is struck initially by his somewhat cartoonish intonation. He furthermore deviates from the text a couple of times. 625 more words

Samuel Beckett


Mid-Sixties: LES BILLER between Japan and California

by Rosanna Albertini


“Sensations and thoughts remind us  that “reality”, not only burdened by, but also truly made with all our projections, is the real object in question… 1,200 more words

Los Angeles Stories

Waiting for Godot

“Let’s go.” “We can’t.” “Why not?” “We’re waiting for Godot.”

I never studied Samuel Beckett, so when the Barbican announced it was part of the Sydney Theatre Company’s International Beckett Season, I thought I would give it a go. 327 more words



There is a plant in that front room which some would call a living room. But I don’t do much living in there. It’s kept dark during the day. 1,074 more words

Prose Poem

Things of the Earth: Joaquin Giannuzzi's Poems

Here’s a game: search the little haystack that follows for the several needle-reasons why I wanted to blog something this week about the poetry of  1,070 more words