Samuel Beckett, the maestro of failure – The Guardian

It is an irony of Beckett’s posthumous reputation that his plays are now far better known than his prose, although he considered the latter his primary focus. That he wrote some of the greatest short stories of the 20th century seems to me an uncontroversial claim, yet his work in this genre is comparatively obscure.

Samuel Beckett has long been one of my favorite authors. This excellent article in the Guardian discusses his prose, notably his shorter works. It’s great to see some attention paid to these works, since Beckett is mostly known these days for his theater.

Source: Samuel Beckett, the maestro of failure – The Guardian

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