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Author QuotedSamuel Beckett
Title QuotedWaiting for Godot
Date (Year/Month/Day)1966/09/05
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1953
QuotationI am working on another longer series of short ones ["Edifying Cables," published as Cables to the Ace] which might interest you. Maybe you will feel it does not communicate: it is imprecise, noisy, crude, full of vulgarity and parody, making faces, criticizing and so on, and not like what you are doing at all, in fact almost the exact opposite. Of Beckett I like very much Waiting for Godot and think it says a lot. The others I can't read for more than a few pages. But I like Ionesco a great deal.
JournalThe Courage for Truth: Letters of Thomas Merton to Writers.; Selected and edited by Christine M. Bochen. / New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. 1993, p. 248-49
Link to Merton's Copy https://merton.bellarmine.edu/s/Merton/item/  [full text]