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By P.J. Murphy,Nick Pawliuk

What do Bono, Seinfeld and Apple have in universal? not anything. although, it’s the nothing of Samuel Beckett, that is something. daring and provocative, Beckett’s works or even his photo are a powerful strength in smooth society. sneakers, advertising and marketing, child names—all fall less than his spell.
This selection of new essays (one exception) reveals him integrated into nearly all points 
of well known culture—television, renowned fiction, videos, tattoos, even sports—in a way that turns out to defy classifying. Is it image-making or image-taking? Why is our tradition so passionate about an vague Irish author most folk haven't learn? each one essay offers a different appraisal of Beckett’s branding.

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