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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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Humor Mauthner, Fritz: Totengespräche (German), v1, 10 Feb 2018

Also - manchmal entsteht das Gück des Buchuploaders so: Man ackert sich mit großer Freude durch ein von Gustav Landauer übersetztes Buch, schaut dann mal, was es von dem noch so gibt, stößt dabei u.a. auf "Versuche im Anschluß an Mauthners Sprachkritik" und erinnert sich, dass Mauthner doch der war, von dem man schon immer mal etwas, aber dann immer abgeschreckt war von der Vielbändigkeit seiner Werke über Atheismus, Philosophie, Sprachkritik... und sucht nach etwas Kleinem für den Anfang. Und d...
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Franz Schubert, MAI, Wagner, Himmel, Theodor Fontane, Richard Wagner, Murren, Aber, Herr, Jahren, Goethe, Kreis, Dichter, Denn

The House by the Lake by Thomas Harding review – the German 20th century story told through a single building

The author of the bestselling Hanns and Rudolf has taken a slice of family history and made it all encompassing“In the sand of Brandenburg, every square foot of ground has its story and is telling it, too – but one has to be willing to listen to these often quiet voices.” Thomas Harding chooses this quote, from Theodor Fontane, to open his personal, yet historically wide-ranging, account. One of Harding’s strengths is his willingness to listen and to record without fanfare the tales of generatio...
Tags: Books, Berlin, History, Culture, House, Lake, Elsie, Brandenburg, Harding, Thomas Harding, Hanns, Rudolf, Theodor Fontane, Alfred Alexander