BECKETT lived much of his [...]

JOHN Waters
March 2013
Mail on Sunday;3/31/2013, p25
BECKETT lived much of his adult life in Paris and is often regarded as having turned his back on his native country. In fact, by all accounts he remained in his heart an Irishman to the day of his death in 1989. One night in Paris, the story goes, he was taking a taxi home. As the distinguished passenger handed over the fare, he spoke a few words to the driver, who, picking up on Beckett's accent, said: 'You're English, aren't you?' Beckett replied: 'Au contraire.'


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