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Top Ten Favorite Authors: #9, Samuel Beckett

Considered the most important prose writer of the 20th century, Samuel Beckett’s works remain indisputably present in the influence of contemporary literature. A master of his craft, Beckett’s ability to engross the reader in a magnificent, complex story is a talent sought by many, and his brilliance exemplified in his labyrinthine masterpieces in which the protagonist may be represented as either an anti-hero, a representation of himself (Beckett), or altogether a character set in a foggy disposition of his (or her) self, the eloquence exuded in his published works is uncanny in its displacement of entangled emotion: an undeniable trademark of Beckett. 583 more words

Turning to Post-Modernism While Waiting for Godot

Yes, cheesy title. I just had to.

The Classics Club’s July event is related to Postmodernist literature (link), and incidentally this is my first participation in anything hosted by the Club, apart from the general rules of course.


All That Fall

First published on TVBomb

Showing @ The Hub, Edinburgh until Mon 26 Aug @ times vary


Written in 1957 and set an Irish village called Boghill, this is… 332 more words


A World Collapsing Endlessly (Beckett)

Nebensonne“. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

I listen and the voice is of a world collapsing endlessly, a frozen world, under a faint untroubled sky, enough to see by, yes, and frozen too.

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Hellish Half-Light: The Shorter Plays of Samuel Beckett @ Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company

Theater Review by Will Cameron, July 26, 2014

Rating 3 Stars Out of 4

Mary-Arrchie continues it’s string of provocative shows with this 90 minute montage of some of the shorter pieces written by major 20th century playwright Samuel Beckett. 433 more words

Theater Reviews

Three Nights, Three Theaters, Three Plays

This week, I attended three plays in Galway, three nights in a row. The marathon of shows was part of the Galway International Arts Festival. … 727 more words


Alex Katz's Birthday and "The New"

The Allen Ginsberg Project has a good, typically link-rich post up today in honor of the painter Alex Katz’s 87th birthday.  (I’ve written before about Katz and his close ties to New York School poetry… 268 more words

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