Weekend Review books September 2011. 1970: Irish author and dramatist Samuel Beckett (1906 – 1989), attending a first night performance. (Photo by Reg Lancaster/Express/Getty Images)


Rhys Tranter is a writer, academic, and photographer who specialises in twentieth-century and contemporary culture. His writing has appeared in the Times Literary Supplement, The Spectator, and a number of academic books and periodicals. His website RhysTranter.com is an independent website that promotes literature and the arts.

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