BiF: Beckett’s Murphy Notebooks

An announcement from the Beckett International Foundation Dear Friends and Colleagues As many of you will have heard, the University of Reading has acquired Samuel Beckett’s six Murphy notebooks at Sotheby’s last week. We are, needless to say, absolutely thrilled that the notebooks are coming to the Beckett Collection in Reading, and that they will…

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Samuel Beckett Chess Set

Unique set of sculptures by Fermanagh artist Alan Milligan Alan Milligan’s chess set, based on the works of Samuel Beckett From the Fermanagh Herald: The world premiere of the Beckett Chess set by artist Alan Milligan, finished up this week. The exhibition ran from Saturday June 15, until Friday June 21 at the old regal…

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Murphy Manuscript Acquired at Auction

One of the greatest literary manuscripts of the 20th century acquired by the Beckett International Foundation A page from Samuel Beckett’s Murphy notebooks From the University of Reading: The University of Reading is delighted to announce that it has acquired the working manuscript of Samuel Beckett’s first major work, Murphy, at the cost of £962,500,…

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Daniel Domig: Clay Animation Project

A video experiment Simon Larsen has kindly drawn my attention to this experimental video animation, based on an extract from Samuel Beckett’s Malone Dies. It is a test by Austrian/American artist Daniel Domig, who is developing a series of works based on Beckett’s Texts for Nothing. The spoken word element of the video is provided…

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Coming Soon: Spring Issue

New members-area soon to be introduced The Spring issue of The Beckett Circle is on its way. We’re putting together a members section of our website, and when we’re done, we’ll let you know all about it! Thank you for your patience, and look forward to showing you the new issue!

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London Beckett Seminar: 27 June 2013

27 June 2013, 2pm-5pm · Birkbeck College, London Design: Rhys Tranter. Photograph: Getty Images. Beckett Studies: Tracing the GrainLondon Beckett SeminarBirkbeck, University of London Thursday 27 June, 2013 2–5pm, B04, Birkbeck College43 Gordon Square, London. WC1H 0PD Despite its frequent alignment with an aesthetic of ‘lessness’, Samuel Beckett’s work has remained insistently, even hyperactively, productive…

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