"The Beckett Thread"--posts, links & thoughts on Big Sam
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The second volume of Samuel Beckett's letters have been published:
(From that Gord fella)
A classic bit from The Onion
From a colleague here on LibraryThang. Everything Beckett in one fell swoop:
Discussing Beckett's letters:
A few links (in case you haven't seen these clips before):
Banville on Beckett:
Pinter talking about Beckett--lovely piece:
9: I've watched that twice now. Leaves me speechless. Thanks for posting.
Apparantly Sam Beckett was a fan of Schopenhauer.
Gotta admire someone who can get sick and stay sharp as a tack.
Sam was one smart dude. But I'm surprised Kierkegaard wasn't more to his taste.
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...
And utterly mad. Congratulations.
(From a Beckett fan)
Beckett's "Not I", in record time:
Thinking of collecting Beckett?
I like that apparently he taught Joan Mitchell how to play billiards.
An interesting riff on Molloy:
A discussion on "Charlie Rose" with the principals involved in the staging of Beckett's "All That Fall":
The original manuscript for MURPHY:
More information has come to light on Beckett's work with the French Resistance:
(From the inimitable Gord)
You beat me to that article about Beckett in the French Resistance. That was interesting.
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.
John Banville, on the latest volume of Beckett's letters:
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