Forgive me now and always for all my stupidities and blanknesses, I am only a tiny little part of a creature, self-hating vestiges, remains of an old longing, when I was little, for rounding out, even on a small radius. That shuts you in your whole life long. And one drives in vain towards figurelessness.—BECKETT, THE LETTERS OF SAMUEL BECKETT, 1941–1956
Beckett's Creatures: Art of Failure after the Holocaust
LUCY JEFFERY is a postdoctoral researcher at the departments of English Literature, and Film, Theatre and Television at the University of Reading. She has published papers on Beckett's interest in music, radio, and the visual arts. She has also published on Harold Pinter's radio drama, as well as on the work of Ezra Pound and Ingeborg Bachmann.
Lucy Jeffery; Beckett's Creatures: Art of Failure after the Holocaust. The Harold Pinter Review 31 May 2020; 4 (1): 128–132. doi: https://doi.org/10.5325/haropintrevi.4.1.0128
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