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Samuel Beckett letter at Stanford opens new opportunities for scholarship

Pavle Levi, professor in Art and Art History, and D. Vanessa Kam, head librarian for Bowes Art & Architecture Library, examine a recently donated letter by Samuel Beckett to Radomir Konstantinović.

Photo by L.A. Cicero
Nov 6 2018

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A coffee-stained handwritten letter from renowned Irish playwright and novelist Samuel Beckett to Radomir Konstantinović, a Yugoslav and Serbian writer and philosopher, is now available in Stanford Libraries’ Special Collections. The Beckett-Konstantinović letter at Stanford is one of only about two dozen surviving letters between the two literary figures. Much of their correspondence was lost when Konstantinović’s summer home in Istria was confiscated in the 1990s during the war of Yugoslav disintegration. Read the full article about the letter here.