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Exorcising Beckett

The Paris Review

My piece published in The Paris Review of 1987 (no.104) is up on the Samuel Beckett Online Resources page. I begin thus…

“I met Beckett in 1981, when I sent him, with no introduction, a book I’d written, and to my astonishment he read the book and replied almost at once. Six weeks later, his note having emboldened me to seek a meeting, our paths crossed in London, and he invited me to sit in on the rehearsals of Endgame which he was then conducting with a group of American actors for a Dublin opening in May.”

Read it all here “Exorcising Beckett”