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Free Extract: Samuel Beckett and Europe: History, Culture and Tradition

A Press Release from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Samuel Beckett and Europe: History, Culture and Tradition, … 265 more words


Samuel Beckett Featured on BBC Radio 4's Great Lives

“Business guru Sir Gerry Robinson was born in Ireland but moved to England in his teens, and he chooses Samuel Beckett, another Irishman who lived away for much of his life – in Paris. 126 more words


The Philosophy Of Allan Kurzberg: A Brief Summary, Part 2.

Allan Kurzberg was suspicious of philosophies that seemed to utilize ad hoc neologisms and undue complexity.  “To be sure, mathematics may become highly abstract and complex.   446 more words


Intelligence is unAustralian: Michelle de Kretser's 'The Life to Come'

A recent London Review of Books review of Elif Batuman’s first novel, The Idiot (2017), raised the temperature of hope. Here was a writer from inside the academy, steeped in theory, who was prepared to signal its limitations and to celebrate what older readers still lovingly refer to as literary writing. 985 more words

Why Bother Waiting for Godot?

“In Literary Cynics: Borges, Beckett, Coetzee, Arthur Rose draws on the long history of such challenges to authority. There is, he argues, a literary kind of cynicism that is both theoretically rich and necessarily alienating; it is also inherently paradoxical.”

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Writing a little something for 23ThingsEdUni

Last week I signed up for the 23 things project at Edinburgh Uni. It looked like something fun I could do while still expanding what I know about the world. 108 more words

Baring My Soul

J.M. Coetzee: 8 Ways of Looking at Samuel Beckett

Lithub has published an extract from the Nobel laureate’s essay on Beckett. The essay appears in a new collection of Coetzee’s work, entitled Late Essays: 2006-2017. [Read More]