Rotten Reviews: Samuel Beckett

“In attempting to depict the boredom of human existence, he has run the very grave risk of thoroughly boring his reader.”

San Francisco Chronicle

“The suggestion that something larger is being said about the human predicament…won’t hold water, any more than Beckett’s incontinent heroes can.”

The Spectator

Excerpted from: Bernard, Andre, and Bill Henderson, eds. Pushcart’s Complete Rotten Reviews and Rejections. Wainscott, NY: Pushcart Press, 1998.

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