๐Ÿ“‘ Beckett by the Madeleine

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One of the most important Samuel Beckett documents is Tom F. Driverโ€™s interview with โ€œBeckett by the Madeleineโ€ in which Beckett stressed the distress, the mess in the world today, and dismissed any overt religious interpretation of Waiting for Godot. This text is reproduced from: Stanley A. Clayes, ed., Drama and Discussion (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1967), pp. 604-7. Diverโ€™s interview was originally published in Columbia University Forum 4 (Summer 1961): 21-25.

In an interview with Tom F. Driver, Samuel Beckett talks about the importance of finding the right form to capture the chaos:

What I am saying does not mean that there will henceforth be no form in art. It only means that there will be new form, and that this form will be of such a type that it admits the chaos and does not try to say that the chaos is really something else. The form and the chaos remain separate. The latter is not reduced to the former. That is why the form itself becomes a preoccupation, because it exists as a problem separate from the material it accommodates. To find a form that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artists now.

แ”ฅ “Austin Kleon” in To find a form that accommodates the mess – Austin Kleon ()

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