July 16, 2008
A SCARY PRONOUNCEMENT
Bum 2: Who said that?
B1: Adolf Hitler.
B2: It's a scary pronouncement, but I'll tell you something. I would be even more frightened of the one who says: I have not come into this world to exploit the weaknesses of men but to make men better.
B1: You don’t think humanity should be improved.
B2: What do I know of humanity. I could tell you more about red radishes.
unpublished Beckett in FULCRUM 6
The "Samuel Beckett as Poet" feature, edited by Philip Nikolayev, presents Beckett's neglected masterpiece "Ceiling" and other uncollected and unpublished poems, essays by Christopher Ricks, Jean-Michel Rabaté, Marjorie Perloff, Eliot Weinberger, Simon Critchley, Anne Atik, S.E. Gontarski and others, life drawings of Beckett by Avigdor Arikha, and a previously unpublished conversation between Octavio Paz and Eliot Weinberger on Beckett. A number of the essays quote Beckett's unpublished correspondence and manuscripts.
FULCRUM #6 is 730 pages long and offered at an artificially low price.
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