Friday, November 30, 2018


Deathbed Scene

Samuel Beckett, letter to Thomas McGreevy (July 2, 1933; on the death of Beckett's father):
He was in his sixty first year, but how much younger he seemed and was. Joking and swearing at the doctors as long as he had breath. He lay in the bed with sweet pea all over his face, making great oaths that when he got better he would never do a stroke of work. He would drive to the top of Howth and lie in the bracken and fart. His last words were "Fight fight fight" and "What a morning."


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