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How It Was: A Memoir of Samuel Beckett Hardcover – November 30, 2005
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What astounds the reader is how prodigious Beckett's recall is; the copious amounts of wine consumed by the man didn't seem to affect his great literary and artistic memories. From his lifetime of reading erudite texts, he can recite entire poems. This is truly an amazing man.
Atik's text is interspersed with nine portraits of Beckett by Arikha, along with many letters and snippets of text in Beckett's longhand. Also there are some photos of Atik's family and scenes from a couple of the Beckett dramas.
This is a remarkable book, one that supplies an intimate side of Beckett that isn't found in the DAMNED TO FAME biography. Must reading for those taken with the life of this literary giant.
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If you love Beckett you must have this book. I would've gone without meals to buy it, if necessary.
Also be sure to buy Why Beckett, by Enoch Brater. It is magical.
well,... it was amazing.
I am so glad I bought it.
I was in cafes with Beckett....
( no other book can do that)
I wondered for a long time whether I should buy it...
I'm glad I did..
What a wonderful book!
if you love Beckett