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In: Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd'hui
In: Facing the East in the West

was the opposite. Communism was gone, and we were free, but seized by a great torpor. Suddenly we discovered the freedom to do nothing. Working was communist, working hard, worse, Stalinist. Chatter and watching TV was good. In that historical moment, against that common mentality, I staged Happy

In: Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd'hui

limits of the state’s interest in translations of Western literature by turning to how existentialist texts were treated by Turkish authorities. As Koş explains, the Turkish state connected existentialism with the communism of Sartre, and communism posed a threat to the republic. Texts by Sartre, Camus

In: Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd'hui

–1953 issue of Merlin —the same in which Beckett published an “Extract from Watt .” Seaver recreates the series of events that led to the break between Camus and Sartre over L’ Homme révolté . By criticizing Sartre’s support of Communism, Camus turned many Left Bank intellectuals against himself, splitting

In: Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd'hui

writing and staging a series of nationalistic plays against left-wing policies and communism, prioritizing ideology over artistic achievement (M. Yu, 67 and Suh, 326–331). As many critics point out, together with an emphasis on anti-communist messages and the didactic function of theatre, Korean theatre

In: Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd'hui