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Samuel Beckett’s Mercier and Camier

Translator Jana Pavlič and literary critic Goran Dekleva will discuss a Nobel Prize winner and one of the most important literary figures of the 20th century. Excerpts from the novel will be read by our resident ensemble member Gregor Baković.

Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) ranks as one of the most influential 20th century literary figures. Not only did he win a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969, but his body of work remains as topical as ever and has engendered an immense reference field. In 1945, Beckett experienced a “revelation”, which was soon followed by his decision to starting writing in French. As a result he wrote a novel Mercier and Camier (published by Beletrina in 2015), marked by an intensely dialogic structure that became a harbinger of his subsequent plays Waiting for Godot and Endgame.

Join us on Wednesday, 4 May at 17.00 at the Drama Café. Tickets for the event (2€), co-organized by Beletrina and SNT Drama Ljubljana are available at the box office. Free admission for Drama Club Members.