Tag Archives: Samuel Beckett

1953: Description

As for his feet, sometimes he wore on each a sock, or on the one a sock and on the other a stocking, or a boot, or a shoe, or a slipper, or a sock and a boot, or a … Continue reading

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1973: Self-Translation

Born in Ireland, Samuel Beckett wrote almost exclusively in French after moving to Paris in 1939. He would then translate his novels and plays into English. He wrote the following sentence in his 1946 short story “Premier amour”: Personnellement je … Continue reading

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1750: Falsos silogismos de colores

The Mexican feminist, philosopher, and poet Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651 – 1695) wrote in Latin, Spanish, and Nahuatl. While a nun, she wrote prose, poetry, and drama on love, the status of women, and religion. When her … Continue reading

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