Hugh Kenner

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Samuel Beckett being at a rehearsal of Waiting for Godot in Paris, 1961. Photograph: Roger Viollet via Getty

“Waiting for Godot.” “I must go on, I can’t go on, I’ll go on.” “Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” For a writer often seen as difficult and dismal,(...)

Most of the material collected in The Short Fiction of Flann O’Brien is not, in any sense, new. But for many readers, familiar only with his novels an(...)