On Samuel Beckett and Jack B. Yeats

Liam Harrison has written a piece on the role that art plays in the work of Samuel Beckett, with a particular focus on his friendship with the Irish painter Jack B. Yeats:

“In 1936 Yeats offered to sell Beckett one of his paintings, A Morning. The young Beckett was skint and the asking price was an intimidating £30. At the time Beckett was rebelling against the career path laid out for him as an academic. He had quit his teaching post at Trinity College Dublin to pursue the financially precarious life of an artist.”

Source: Honest Ulsterman


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