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  • 6 May 2020
    Dan Gunn

    Paris, 18 April 2020

    Two days ago, with my partner, wishing to avoid public transport, I cycled across Paris on a vélib (city bike) from the 2nd arrondissement where we live to the suburb of Ivry-sur-Seine, in order to have our chests scanned. We had already tested negative for Covid-19 but my partner’s symptoms were lingering, and a friend […]

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  • 14 Jun 2018
    Conor Carville

    Samuel Beckett and the Visual Arts

    The magnificent collection of Samuel Beckett’s manuscripts, notebooks, letters and other material held here at Reading was fundamental to the research for my new book Samuel Beckett and the Visual Arts, which has just come out from Cambridge University Press. To take one example, I vividly remember, early on, calling up a tattered old jotter. […]

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  • 22 Aug 2017
    Emilie Morin

    Beckett’s Political Imagination

    This book was a long time in the making – the research and writing took about ten years – and the ideas that gave rise to it go back even further, to the first time I read Beckett (nothing glamorous: this was a chance encounter involving a rainy holiday and a box of books left […]

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  • 11 Apr 2017
    Gerald Dawe

    Celebrating National Poetry Month: The Cambridge Companion to Irish Poets

    Celebrate National Poetry Month with Cambridge University Press! In this blog post editor and poet Gerry Dawe discusses his forthcoming book The Cambridge Companion to Irish Poets.

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  • 7 Oct 2016

    The Letters of Samuel Beckett launch in Paris

    Last week we celebrated the launch of the fourth and final volume in the acclaimed series ‘The Letters of Samuel Beckett’. The project has taken around 20 years to complete, and a few staff members from the Press attended the celebrations in Paris along with the volume’s editors George Craig and Dan Gunn. There were […]

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  • 6 Oct 2016
    Martha Fehsenfeld

    Letters editor Martha Dow Fehsenfeld remembers Samuel Beckett

    Martha Dow Fehsenfeld, Founding Editor, of the Beckett Letters project was authorised by Samuel Beckett to edit his correspondence in 1985. Here she recalls her first meeting with Beckett and how his attitude to publishing his letters changed as he neared the end of his life. (Pictured clockwise l-r: Samuel Beckett, Lois Overbeck and Martha Fehsenfeld)

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  • 5 Oct 2016

    Video interview with editor Dan Gunn

    In this interview editor Dan Gunn talks about The Letters of Samuel Beckett series and the future of Beckett scholarship

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  • 3 Oct 2016

    Piece together The Letters of Samuel Beckett

    Take a stab at this jigsaw puzzle to reveal the cover for The Letters of Samuel Beckett, Volume 4. 1966 - 1989

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