Alex Massie

Krapp’s Last Sale

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From John Banville's TNR review of The Letters of Samuel Beckett, 1929-40:

In London, Beckett considered a number of possible day jobs, toying with the notion of becoming an airline pilot or--wait for it--an advertising copy writer. (There is food for a dinner-party game, devising the jingles that Beckett might have thought up for washing powder or diapers.)

Quite so! Readers are therefore invited to suggest advertising copy that could have been written by Mr Beckett...

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Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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