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Graham Harper

'On Hearing Samuel Beckett Refute His Birth Date' a short story by Graham Harper

December 1992, no. 147 01 December 1992
On hearing Samuel Beckett refute his birth date my mother, who was pregnant with me, was thrown into a whirl. ‘He cannot’, she said to a gathering of friends who shared her view that he would praise their new club motto which, they had just decided, would be: Seek disorder, Live for enigma. Beware of fools and false causes. ‘Why would he refute it? He says it is in April. We say it is ... (read more)