Linda Ben-Zvi*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript


Samuel Johnson, in making the claim for the greatness of Shakespeare, argued that “a test of literary merit” can be determined by whether a writer has “outlived his century” (qtd. in Quinault 304). If any proof were needed for the greatness of Samuel Beckett, the 2006 outpouring of events around the world marking the centenary of his birth-stage and media performances; conferences and lectures; new editions of his writings; gala concerts; and art, film, and photography exhibits-indicate that he too has “outlived his century.”.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBeckett at 100
Subtitle of host publicationRevolving it All
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780197723210
ISBN (Print)9780195325478
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2023


  • centenary
  • editions
  • marking
  • outlived
  • writings


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