The title of his first novel is taken from DeLillo, the second from Beckett.
This week: Kazuo Ishiguro's new Hollywood short story, and musical influences in Joyce, Beckett, and other classic Irish writers.
Growing up in Dublin, he devoured books: Joyce, Faulkner, and, yes, Beckett.
All unimportant,” writes Beckett, “but they had better be corrected before you send it out.
In as much as there is a competition here, Beckett and Tóibín won jointly, with four recommendations each.
There is another engraving from the first-named Vandyck by Beckett.
He must have stolen them from a person named Beckett—R. Beckett.
And I went to him, and took possession of the hand Mrs. Beckett had left free.
There is more silence in the plays of Beckett and Ionesco than there are words.
There was an asking smile on his lips, and—by accident, of course—his dear blind eyes looked straight at Mrs. Beckett.