Samuel Beckett Meets Buster Keaton: Godeau, Film, and New York

@article{Friedman2009SamuelBM,
  title={Samuel Beckett Meets Buster Keaton: Godeau, Film, and New York},
  author={Alan Warren Friedman},
  journal={Texas Studies in Literature and Language},
  year={2009},
  volume={51},
  pages={41 - 46}
}
  • A. Friedman
  • Published 15 February 2009
  • Art
  • Texas Studies in Literature and Language
Unlike millions of his compatriots, Samuel Beckett never wanted to come to America not even New York. According to Alan Schneider, his American director, Beckett assumed that New York "would be too loud and too demanding, too many interviews and cocktail parties. He preferred the quiet of Paris and his country retreat" ("On Directing Film" 66). In the late 1930s Beckett famously said that he preferred France at war to Ireland at peace, and proved that he meant it by serving in the French… 

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Grace West, who was Beckett's student in 1931 (Knowlson and Knowlson 58)
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