Beckett fact no. 87.
‘What a tourist I must have been’, muses Molloy, remembering his trip to see the Tiepolo ceiling in Würzburg (above).
The young Beckett began his peregrinations with a bicycle trip around the Loire valley in 1928, as opaquely rendered in the juvenilium ‘Return to the Vestry’, and with it being about time these facts took a holiday I thought I’d do a European grand tour of Beckett associations. In batches of ten, beginning with the entirely obvious –
4) Speaking of countries that didn’t exist during Beckett’s lifetime except, no, wait, it did, I like the joke about a Hapsburg being told that ‘Austria-Hungary’ was on in the world cup, to which he replied, Who are we playing? Everyone’s favourite escsaped Beckett character Wittgenstein will have to do duty for