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More on What Words Can/Not.

Recently, as part of our current and ongoing down-sizing project, I’ve been getting rid of a lot of stuff. In order to, “get rid of stuff,” of course, I have to inspect every single thing before it goes. 231 more words


I laughed the other day when reading in the paper a letter that Philip Larkin had written in response to being asked if he’d mind being put forward for the position of Oxford Professor of Poetry. 578 more words


Another Heavenly Day

In a 1960 letter to a friend, Harold Pinter wrote of Samuel Beckett, “I’ll buy his goods hook, line, and sinker, because he leaves no stone unturned and no maggot lonely.”  This is perhaps never more true than in  364 more words


Samuel Beckett's 'The Unnamable' - Who Wore It Better?

The above video features the actor Jack MacGowran reading the closing lines of Beckett’s novel The Unnamable. MacGowran is one of a celebrated few strutters and fretters who Beckett personally approved during his lifetime. 459 more words

Samuel Beckett

A Prof’s Recommended Reading #6: “The Birthday Party” by Harold Pinter

“Stan, don’t let them tell you what to do!”

Like the characters within the play itself, I’m not sure I have much of substance to say about…

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Reading Keston Sutherland

I would like to write a little bit about how we might have approached HOT WHITE ANDY, and how we might continue to approach it. 2,336 more words