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Election Day was Yesterday

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It’s alright, Ma (it’s only the Nobel)

Bob Dylan has had detractors and naysayers going all the way back to the time he “went electric”, so it’s no surprise that a vocal minority is crying that he does not deserve the Nobel Prize for Literature. What does … Continue reading

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Beckett’s Doubles

No doubt about it. There were two of them —Chris Tysh, Molloy: The Flip Side Hear the unbearable voices bloodily erupting out of Mouth, trace the dark and dismal death of Malone, cross the checkerboard landscape of Watt, the desolate … Continue reading

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The Silence of the Work

Blanchot: The writer never knows if the work is done. What he has finished in one book, he begins again or destroys in another. ….although the artist is not capable of ending it, he is nevertheless capable of turning it … Continue reading

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The Writing of the Disaster and Lucky

Where power does not reign—nor initiative, nor the cutting edge of a decision—there, dying is living. There dying is the passivity of life—of life escaped from itself and confounded with the disaster of a time without present which we endure … Continue reading

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The end of a stint

Originally posted on Michael Brodsky Blog:
Kierkegaard: “It is said of the poet that he invokes the muse to supply him with thoughts…This indeed has never been my case…on the contrary I have needed God every day to shield me…

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Samuel Beckett and Barbara Bray: A New Documentary

Rhys Tranter Through exclusive interviews and previously unseen photographs, a new documentary offers an intimate portrait of the relationship between translator Barbara Bray and Nobel Prize winner Samuel Beckett About the Documentary Rue Samuel Beckett: Barbara BrayA documentary by Marek … Continue reading

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