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Pinter at University of Reading, 1970

Samuel Beckett is “the greatest writer of our time.”


Howard Jacobson Says It Out Loud

We should be more interested in ourselves as English Jews. ENGLISH . . . JEWS. In the normal daily way of things, of course, we have no choice but to be interested in ourselves as English Jews – it’s as English Jews we live our lives – but it embarrasses us to say so, out loud, or in art, or in whatever other way we might choose to express our self-image.

It becomes the young to be shy and tongue-tied. They don’t, anyway, have anything to say. But we are 350 years old. Isn’t it time we apologized for ourselves a little less; liked ourselves a little more? Isn’t it time we grew up?

Read the whole article: http://www.jewishquarterly.org/issuearchive/article85b0.html?articleid=181