Samuel Beckett's Poetry

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Robert Douglas-Fairhurst (The Telegraph) reviews Faber and Faber's recent edition of The Collected Poems of Samuel Beckett: 'Writing poetry allowed Beckett to reconcile his deep love of language with his equally deep distrust of it. Here he could indulge his taste for opulent phrasemaking within a form that was always at risk of breaking down, before finding the strength to continue. As a poet, Beckett repeatedly found himself saying, like the narrator of his 1953 novel The Unnamable, “I can’t go on, I’ll go on.”' [Read More]

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