Imagining the mindset of Nobel Prize-winning author Samuel Beckett in the final days before his death in Paris, author Maylis Besserie delves into death, fragility and what remains of a rich life. Beckett becomes one of his own characters as he remembers, sits, observing and analysing his world reduced to one room in a nursing home. While using solid facts based on Beckett’s life, Besserie lets her imagination run free to fill in what he might have thought about in the endgame. She joined us for Perspective to tell us more.
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France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.