Beckett's letters show influence of German language on famous author

12/5/2011 | Deutsche Welle (Germany)

Letters written by Irish playwright Samuel Beckett were recently published in a four volume compilation called "The Letters of Samuel Beckett." Many of them demonstrate Beckett's love of Germany and its culture, but they also show that learning to speak and write German stretched his creativity as an author. He desired to learn the language with enough proficiency to engage in clever wordplay through misuse of vocabulary.

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