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The batch sent to Chatto probably included For Future Reference (SB asks TMacG to send a copy of the issue of transition where it was ﬁrst printed) and Return to the Vestry; and certainly included Alba 2 (Alba as published in the Dublin Magazine), Sanies II (as ‘Happy Land’) and Spring Song. Charles Prentice turns down Dream. Dinner with Prentice. Chatto and Windus reference for SB’s British Museum reader’s ticket. 38 A Samuel Beckett Chronology 22 SB applies for a ticket indicating that he wants to work on Vico and Alﬁeri, on whom he claims to have been working for some months past in Paris.
2 Aldington to Charles Prentice telling him that TMacG wants to write a book on TS Eliot and also one on himself. SB leaves his rooms at ENS and spends the vacation in the Paris apartments of his friends TMacG and Richard Aldington. 15 Submits (having obviously worked on the poem for some weeks beforehand) Whoroscope to the Hours Press for their 1,000 franc prize for a poem on Time. ); SB celebrates at the Cochon au Lait, footing the bill for TMacG, Aldington and Brigid Patmore. Works with Alfred Péron on the Anna Livia Plurabelle translation ‘commissioned’ by Philippe Soupault for the magazine Bifur.
TMacG introduces GR to Richard Aldington at the Closerie des Lilas. 4–31 Vienna; Peggy ‘rapes’ SB during this period, if Dream, which speaks of ‘mid-October’ (43), is to be trusted. Joyce. 29 Harry Crosby publishes a de luxe edition of Anna Livia Plurabelle. ) Paris/Ecole Normale Supérieure, apparently direct from Vienna. ); Pelorson loses SB’s copy of the first edition of Ulysses, which SB has recommended to him, and also a copy of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. ) and others 8 Exploratory operation on Nora Joyce at the American Hospital in Neuilly for cancer of the womb.
A Samuel Beckett Chronology by John Pilling (auth.)