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Reflections of a working writer and reader



Posts added in February 2014

Happy Days

We were at the Young Vic yesterday to see Juliet Stevenson as Winnie in Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days. Buried up to her middle in act one, and up to her neck in act two, Winnie is involved in a relentless battle against solitude and silence.

The Gynaecologist’s Wife

I was in the Italian coffee shop thumbing through Calvino’s collected letters. Seemed like the right place to do it. The woman glanced at me as she came through the door. She got a latte and came to my table, sitting heavily in the chair opposite. “Don’t panic,” she said. “I’m not a stalker.” She […]