An alternative history of writers: 1

August 14, 2008

I saw him in the hospital lobby: the other Samuel Beckett – thin greasy hair and a hunted look, wearing an old parker, haunting public places with quick little steps and inoffensive glances. Unpublished, unlauded, never learnt French, never heard of the Resistance. Scribblings in a dozen manila folders in a suitcase on a shelf in the shed.

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