A Samuel Beckett Chronology by John Pilling (auth.)

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Has applied for a job in Milan. More translation for Negro, probably including ‘Louis Armstrong’, certainly including ‘Congo sculpture’, and the Citerne/Jourdain polemic on Madagascar, but he still has the multi-author ‘Murderous Humanitarianism’ and the Péret essay left to do. These were presumably the two last of the total of nineteen SB contributions to Negro, suggesting that almost all the others – with the obvious exception of the Crevel (the earliest) – date from August to December 1932, although the Sadoul essay may also be quite late.

24 A Samuel Beckett Chronology SB is considering accepting TCD’s offer of a job, but also thinking of going to Italy. June Publication of Haveth Childers Everywhere (Finnegans Wake 532–54) in Paris and New York City (it was published in London in May 1931). ) Aldington, financially secure after a series of successful novels for Chatto, writes to Charles Prentice suggesting, and offering a loan of subsidy on, a series of moderately inexpensive books (subsequently the short-lived ‘Dolphin’ series), with one on JJ by TMacG.

21 Tells TMacG that he has been reading German; is suffering from some nostalgia for Germany (and obliquely recalling Dortmunder to mind) as Christmas nears. 22 Chatto and Windus receive 100 bound Prousts making 1450 in all. December Publication of Two Tales of Shem and Shaun (Finnegans Wake 152–9 and 414–19) in London by Faber and Faber; they had been published in a limited edition by Harry Crosby and the Black Sun Press, together with what would become Finnegans Wake 282–304, in August 1929, more than 3 years earlier.

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