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The Books That Samuel Beckett Read and Really Liked (1941-1956)

Samuel Beckett, Pic, 1" by Roger Pic. Via Wikimedia Commons Clad in a black turtleneck and with a shock of white hair, Samuel Beckett was a gaunt, gloomy high priest of modernism. After the 1955 premiere of Samuel Beckett’s play Waiting for Godot (watch him stage a performance here), Kenneth Tynan quipped, ''It has no plot, no climax, no denouement; no beginning, no middle and no end.'' From there, Beckett’s work only got more austere, bleak and despairing. His 1969 play Breath, for instance,...
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An Avalanche of Novels, Films and Other Works of Art Will Soon Enter the Public Domain: Virginia Woolf, Charlie Chaplin, William Carlos William, Buster Keaton & More

There may be no sweeter sound to the ears of Open Culture writers than the words “public domain”—you might even go so far as to call it our “cellar door.” The phrase may not be as musical, but the fact that many of the world’s cultural treasures cannot be copyrighted in perpetuity means that we can continue to do what we love: curating the best of those treasures for readers as they appear online. Public domain means companies can sell those works without incurring any costs, but it also means ...
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Author-Inspired Fashion: Agatha Christie

Die for the crime, live for the fashion with the queen of murder mysteries. When talking about the murder mystery genre, there's no way to avoid the name Agatha Christie. In our Author-Inspired Fashion series, we've covered authors both successful and unsuccessful during their lifetimes. Christie is certainly the former -- she has the distinction of being the world's best selling author in history, as recorded by the Guinness Book of World Records! Christie's life was long and interesting, all...
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Books That Will Make You Better: The Father Brown Mysteries

If you’ve ever enjoyed an Agatha Christie novel or book from the Hardy Boys series, you know that reading mysteries can be a mental workout as well as entertainment. The Father Brown Mysteries by G.K. Chesterton is a series of short stories (around 15-20 pages each) that follow the unassuming cleric Fr. Brown and some of the most clever and dangerous criminals in Europe. It is an excellent read for everyone, and I recommend it above other mystery series for the following reasons. Juxtaposit...
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