12.11.11

Blanchot and Beckett's Letters

On the second volume of Samuel Beckett's Letters, 1941-1956
Stephen Mitchelmore draws connections between Beckett's writing and its wider French intellectual context: 'Soon Beckett’s stipulation that only letters with a bearing on his work can be published will be repeated as often as Kafka’s request to Max Brod. The difference is that we may regret Beckett’s executors were not so disloyal. What ever the riches the letters contain, we will always wonder about those bearing on the life. However, the latest volume stresses the unavoidable and indeed necessary nature of such wonder.' [Read More]

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