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Beckett in an Hour by E. Teresa Choate
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Jan 28, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: literarature-art, love-of-language-search-for-self, history
Read from January 28 to April 08, 2012 — I own a copy

Though I put it down months ago, I picked it up again this afternoon, read through my marginalia and underlinings, and continued to the end. More than an hour certainly. If you've read Beckett and want to know the frame from which this grand writer emerged, this short and pithy, and very unique chronology/biography, will meet that need.

At the end, as Beckett and his beloved Suzanne drew near to death, E. Teresa Choate prefaced their deaths with this:

I am alone.
In the present as were I still.
It is winter.
Without journey.
Time passes.
That is all.
Make sense who may.
I switch off.

Beckett's inspires, moves and compels, "a sad tale last time told," from my very favorite creation of his, a dramaticule entitled, Ohio Impromptu.

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