Samuel Beckett’s Murphy notebooks on display today

We are proud to announce that for the first time in their history, Samuel Beckett’s six unpublished Murphy notebooks will be on public display within the Special Collections Service at the Museum of English Rural Life on Redlands Road today, 11th June 2014,  from 12.30pm-7pm.

As such, we would like to invite all students and members of staff within the Department of English Literature to take the time to visit this wonderful new resource, which will become available for public consultation from 1st October 2014.


Two scholars in the department, John Pilling and Andrew Nash, have been working painstakingly on the notebooks for many months, transcribing the work and converting it into electronic form. The emergence of the notebooks into the public eye, and the scholarship leading to it, has been noted, with articles in both the Guardian and BBC online.


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Associate Professor in the Department of English Literature at the University of Reading. Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
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