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8 April 1993
Dream of Fair to Middling Women 
by Samuel Beckett, edited by Eoin O’Brien and Edith Fournier.
Black Cat, 241 pp., £18.99, November 1992, 0 7145 4212 1
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... There is a moment in Samuel Beckett’s story ‘The Expelled’ in which the hero watches a funeral pass: Personally if I were reduced to making the sign of the cross I would set my heart on doing it right, nose, navel, left nipple, right nipple. But the way they did it, slovenly and wild, he seemed crucified all of a heap, no dignity, his knees under his chin and his hands anyhow ...

Diary

Julian Evans: What might Larbaud have thought?

31 July 1997
... delicate colour of bricks beneath the soot’, this is the sensual, autobiographical story of Marc Fournier, a wealthy Frenchman who, calmly conducting an affair with his housekeeper, falls in love with her 14-year-old daughter, Queenie. There was a marvellous new name in the world: Queenie. Why are certain names so beautiful? Who can explain the charm there ...

Peas in a Matchbox

Jonathan Rée: ‘Being and Nothingness’

18 April 2019
Being and Nothingness: An Essay in Phenomenology and Ontology 
by Jean-Paul Sartre, translated by Sarah Richmond.
Routledge, 848 pp., £45, June 2019, 978 0 415 52911 2
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... proclaimed its radical elegance, and it soon had a team of contributors that included Alain-Fournier, Paul Claudel, Jean Giraudoux, Valery Larbaud, Jacques Rivière, Jean Schlumberger and Paul Valéry. Gide then proposed that they branch out into publishing ‘beautiful books’. Neither he nor his colleagues had the means to run a publishing house, but ...

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