Saturday, March 26, 2005

Beckett, 20 Years Later

Back in my bartending days, there was an incredible independent bookstore a few doors down from the bar I tended. The owner recommended I read MALLOY, by Samuel Beckett. I ended up reading the whole trilogy and found it enjoyable but almost unbearably intense and claustrophobic.

Rereading MALLOY 20 or so years later, it's pretty darn funny. Beckett's humor totally escaped me back then. For a highbrow literature type, he's darn funny. In fact, he's as funny as Joyce.

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