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Posts added in May 2012

Getting to the Bottom of Beckett

Waiting for Godot brought in enough money to enable Beckett to buy himself a Paris flat and a small house in the country where he did much of his work. Other than simple everyday needs, his expenditure on himself stopped there. His French publisher was often in financial difficulties and Beckett not only forewent royalties […]

Ancient Lights – Selected Poems by Dick Jones

Neither love nor freedom can survive the fire from what we might become. Several of these poems seem to take place at the junction between two hemispheres. The poet finds himself in the cold blue-before-dawn light with one foot in the old world and another in the margin that might or might not mean a […]