Author Topic: Harold Pinter on Beckett  (Read 4940 times)

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Offline Iain Fisher

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Harold Pinter on Beckett
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2008, 09:41:12 PM »
Pinter says of Beckett's work "I'll buy his goods, hook, line and sinker, because he leaves no stone unturned and no maggot lonely.  He brings forth such a body of beauty.  His work is beautiful".

I particularly like the no lonely maggot image.

He also writes of the first time he met Beckett, in 1961 when The Caretaker was being produced:

"He came into my hotel walking very quickly indeed.  He had a sharp stride and a quick handshake.  he was extremely friendly... We finally ended up in a place in Les Halles eating onion soup at about 4 in the morning... When I looked up he was gone.  I had not idea where he had gone and I thought, 'Perhaps this has all been a dream'".

Both quotes are from Various Voices by Pinter.

Iain