Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Lost Beckett

Taking a second look at Samuel Beckett:
His play Waiting for Godot premiered in 1953, and is arguably the most influential work of theater of the last 100 years. He won the 1969 Nobel Prize in Literature and is revered as one of the world’s great playwrights.
Beckett wrote more than just plays, however, as he also produced novels and short stories. Chris Power tracks Beckett’s eclectic life for The Guardian. Born in Ireland in 1906, Beckett roamed much of Europe, became a close confidant of James Joyce, joined the resistance during World War II, and experienced a great deal of failure before his theatrical success. Even now, Power argues Beckett’s non-dramatic writing is deeply underrated and, indeed, often plain forgotten.
The other side of Beckett...

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