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Hafen von Schlockenberg Inactive Member13 Apr 2017 8:52 a.m. PST

Born today, 1906. He always deprecated his own role as "Boy Scout stuff",but narrowly avoided capture:




A contrast with many writers,artists,etc.,who sat out the war in Paris cafés.

His works,including "Godot", have long been considered to reflect his war experiences.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2017 9:24 a.m. PST

According to his Wikipedia, he is the only literature Nobel Laureate to have played First Class Cricket.

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2017 2:14 p.m. PST

I've seen several of his plays: always an interesting experience.

One of his lines, from The Unnameable, is my inspiration for painting large numbers of figures:

"I can't go on. I'll go on."

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