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"The Beckett Thread"--posts, links & thoughts on Big Sam

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1CliffBurns
Oct 24, 2011, 11:20am Top

The second volume of Samuel Beckett's letters have been published:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/the-letters-of-samuel-beckett-...

(From that Gord fella)

3CliffBurns
Oct 24, 2011, 2:23pm Top

From a colleague here on LibraryThang. Everything Beckett in one fell swoop:

http://samuel-beckett.net

(Thanks, chum.)

4kswolff
Nov 8, 2011, 11:18pm Top

The Grove Companion to Samuel Beckett is a must for any Beckett fan.

5CliffBurns
Nov 9, 2011, 9:10am Top

Grove Press. (Sigh) God bless 'em...

6CliffBurns
Nov 12, 2011, 8:55pm Top

9CliffBurns
May 30, 2012, 12:52pm Top

Pinter talking about Beckett--lovely piece:

http://www.dangerousminds.net/comments/harold_pinter_on_samuel_beckett#disqus_th...

(Thanks, Gord)

10nymith
May 30, 2012, 9:38pm Top

9: I've watched that twice now. Leaves me speechless. Thanks for posting.

11nymith
Jun 4, 2012, 9:31pm Top

Apparantly Sam Beckett was a fan of Schopenhauer.

http://www.dalkeyarchive.com/book/?fa=customcontent&GCOI=15647100218840&...

Gotta admire someone who can get sick and stay sharp as a tack.

12CliffBurns
Jun 4, 2012, 9:50pm Top

Sam was one smart dude. But I'm surprised Kierkegaard wasn't more to his taste.

13kswolff
Jun 4, 2012, 10:04pm Top

11: He also admired the "discipline" in the writing of DAF Sade.

14CliffBurns
Jun 4, 2012, 10:05pm Top

And he admired L.F. Celine's writing.

Not to pick an old scab...

15CliffBurns
Jan 5, 2013, 10:36am Top

16ajsomerset
Jan 5, 2013, 11:57pm Top

And we're still waiting for him.

17SethKaufman
Jan 13, 2013, 6:17pm Top

I've been writing a serial novel that I've been posting on my blog. It's about Reuben Kincaid III, the son of the Partridge Family's manager, and his battle with Carlos Jr, the son of the 70's terrorist Carlos. The book is many things: a parody of the Bourne Identity, comic therapy for me, and a look at the music business. Why am I posting this here: Because at the end of the latest installment, Reuben watches a rap band perform a 1000 word version of Waiting for Godot entitled The Hypemen. I hope it's not too cringe-inducing for Sam diehards. Or hip hop fans...

http://www.thekingofpainbook.com/2013/01/02/the-kincaid-conundrum-part-6/

18CliffBurns
Edited: Jan 13, 2013, 7:46pm Top

Inspired, Seth.

And utterly mad. Congratulations.

(From a Beckett fan)

19CliffBurns
May 12, 2013, 11:39am Top

20CliffBurns
Jul 10, 2013, 11:13am Top

21mejix
Edited: Jul 10, 2013, 1:27pm Top

I like that apparently he taught Joan Mitchell how to play billiards.

22CliffBurns
Jul 10, 2013, 11:37am Top

Renaissance man...

24CliffBurns
Nov 22, 2013, 2:37pm Top

A discussion on "Charlie Rose" with the principals involved in the staging of Beckett's "All That Fall":

http://www.charlierose.com/watch/60303100

(From Gord)

26CliffBurns
Aug 7, 3:01pm Top

More information has come to light on Beckett's work with the French Resistance:

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/samuel-becketts-b...

(From the inimitable Gord)

27tjh66
Aug 10, 12:46am Top

You beat me to that article about Beckett in the French Resistance. That was interesting.

28augustusgump
Aug 11, 7:00pm Top

26: I must read that, if only to see if I am right in surmising that the Resistance used him to bore the Germans to death.

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