'Beckett was Here': Review of Beckett's Letters

The Literary Review reviews the Letters of Samuel Beckett
Samuel Beckett in 1960. Photograph: AFP
Hugh Haughton on the first volume of Samuel Beckett's Letters:
'Beckett was a prolific as well as obscure minimalist and his fans and 'biografiends' have been waiting a long time for the light to be thrown from his huge correspondence. The Letters of Samuel Beckett 1929-1940 is the 700-page first instalment of a four-volume 'comprehensive' selection (later to be published complete in twelve or more volumes). The correspondence, much of which was written in Beckett's elegant but almost indecipherable 'Ogham script', is edited with almost manic scruple by Martha Dow Fehsenfeld and Lois More Overbeck [...]'