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Read, Pig!

Once I saw the title, Think, Pig! I had to have Jean-Michel Rabaté’s book, published last year by Fordham University Press.

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The Beauty of the Book

The universe (which others call the Library)…. —Borges I take a profoundly Borgesian pleasure in the book.

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The Letters of Samuel Beckett, Volume II

…. being in [the world] discourages you from talking about it and not being in it disqualifies you from talking about it. —Samuel Beckett to Georges Duthuit, March 2, 1949 (p 131) I am no longer capable of writing in … Continue reading

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The Letters of Samuel Beckett, Volume III

Holes in paper open and take me fathoms from anywhere. —Samuel Beckett to Nancy Cunard, January 26, 1959 (p 193) The late 1940’s are often singled out as a peak in Samuel Beckett’s writing life. Indeed, that’s when he produced … Continue reading

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Poetry and Music

The Poeming Pigeon: Poems about Music brings together 88 poems by 88 poets. The collection starts with a bang, as Michael T. Coolen tells us the cosmic background radiation that was created resonates throughout the universe it is a D … Continue reading

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The Letters of Samuel Beckett, Volume IV

We shall never any of us know what we are worth, and it is the last question we should be asking. —Samuel Beckett to Robert Pinget, May 24, 1966 (p 30) On the 25th of November 1981, in thanking a … Continue reading

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Out of the Shadows with Maldoror

Parle, et, puisque, d’après tes vœux les plus chers, l’on ne souffrirait pas, dis en quoi consisterait alors la vertu, idéal que chacun s’efforce d’atteindre, si ta langue est faite comme celle des autres hommes. —Lautréamont, Les Chants de Maldoror … Continue reading

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