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Damned to Fame: The Life of Samuel Beckett by James Knowlson
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5.0 out of 5 stars very good stuff, 27 Dec 2013
Many years ago, i guess it was in 1998 ou 1999, i bought this book in Paris. I read it through and was amazed to see that Beckett had spent a few months in the later part of 1968 and early 1969 in my hometown of Funchal, Madeira, and Porto santo as well, to recover from a pulmonary problem. I didn't know that. In those days i was a journalist for the local paper 'Diário de Notícias' and wrote an article about his trip to Madeira. I managed to contact the local tour operator, Luís Jardim, who still owned a few of Beckett's plays autographed. Apparently Sam Beckett was so pleased with the way Luís Jardim took care of things in Madeira that ordered the books and… Read more