A measure of financial security enters Beckett's life at last as he finds steady and supportive publishers at Les E, ditions de Minuit in Paris and Grove Press in New York, and En attendant Godot
brings unexpected critical and commercial success.
The eclectic mix of titles proposed for the pavement range from The Female Eunuch to The Very Hungry Caterpillar and from En Attendant Godot
Her topics are musical contrast and counterpoint in Albert Camus' L'estranger, musical qualities in Samuel Beckett's En attendant Godot
, Silence in John Cage's 4'33" and Beckett's En attenant Gogot, Cage's collaboration of words and music in the Song Books, Glenn Gould's Solitude Trilogy as edited performance, and music and verbal counterpoint in Thirty Two Short Films about Glenn Gould.
He also translated Samuel Beckett's En attendant Godot
(Waiting for Godot) into Welsh.
Rarer still are cases like Irish-born Samuel Beckett, who appropriated for his adopted language, French, the patter of the English-language music hall in his breakthrough play, En attendant Godot
, before translating his highly successful French text into English as Waiting for Godot.
Even in its original manuscript form, inscribed in a schoolboy's lined notebook and which this Irishman wrote in French, not in his native English (he complicated the matter by translating the play into English himself), (3) En attendant Godot
displays a perspective that is pan-European and everywhere internationalist.
2) First written in French in 1948 as En Attendant Godot
, it was published in French in 1952 while Beckett was still living in France.