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UPSC Weekly Current Affairs Quiz | November 26 to December 02, 2023

Indian Express 02 Dec 2023
UPSC Weekly Quiz\u00a0is a current affairs-based quiz on relevant topics from the past week, curated for the aspirants of competitive examinations ... Four Irish writers \u2014 William Butler Yeats in 1923, George Bernard Shaw in 1925, Samuel Beckett in 1969, and Heaney in 1995 \u2014 have won the Nobel Prize for Literature for their life\u2019s work ... .

Hernan Diaz: ‘The Tintin books were problematic but they were also gorgeous and gripping’

The Observer 01 Dec 2023
Because I grew up in Stockholm, it’s not surprising that my earliest literary memories should revolve around Astrid Lindgren. The first novel I ever read may have been Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter. Throughout my childhood I was obsessed with Tintin ... Jorge Luis Borges’s Fictions ... Samuel Beckett changed my mind about the novel in my mid-20s ... Pelham ... .

Russia bans international LGBT movement as 'extremist'

The Keene Sentinel 01 Dec 2023
RIGA, LatviaRussia’s Supreme Court on Thursday banned the “international LGBT public movement” as an extremist organization — even though the alleged movement has no organizational structure, leaders, membership, website or address ... Davletgildeev said the case resembled the absurdist writings of Franz Kafka, Eugène Ionesco or Samuel Beckett ... .

CRAIG BROWN: The 2023 Quiz Of The Year Part Two - Is that Spice Girl ...

The Daily Mail 30 Nov 2023
1. In March, which one of these people was banned from standing as a Labour candidate at the next general election?. a) Jeremy Corbyn. b) Jeremy Clarkson. c) Jeremy Paxman. d) Jeremy Kyle. e) Jeremy Hunt. 1 ... 2. Nigel Farage is the latest politician to appear on I’m A Celebrity ... a) Nadine Dorries. b) Edwina Currie ... 2 ... 3 ... 3 ... iv) Waiting For Godot by Samuel Beckett.

Something weird and wonderful at Chrysler down under: Generic’s Theater’s ‘The Weir’

The Virginian-Pilot 30 Nov 2023
Generic Theater’s production of “The Weir” runs through Sunday in Norfolk ... (Barbara Hays) By Page Laws . Correspondent. November 29, 2023 at 2.57 p.m ... But oh, do they have the renowned luck o’ the Irish when it comes to spawning great playwrights! Think Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw and Samuel Beckett ... Cauthen Jr ... ___ If you go. When.

Russia bans international LGBT movement as ‘extremist’

The Spokesman-Review 30 Nov 2023
While seemingly preposterous - given that there is no such organized movement - the Russian ban, nonetheless, could have sweeping implications for LGBT people in Russia ... In many Middle Eastern and African nations, homosexuality is illegal ... Davletgildeev said the case resembled the absurdist writings of Franz Kafka, Eugène Ionesco or Samuel Beckett ... .

Well-worn collection of ‘bibliovore’ Samuel Beckett on display

The Times/The Sunday Times 29 Nov 2023
Samuel Beckett was not known for his optimism ... They include a sardonic comment on the 19th-century German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, whose own notorious pessimism might be explained by him being a lifelong Times reader, Beckett joked.

Paul Lynch wins the Booker: Ireland's long tryst with the prize

Indian Express 29 Nov 2023
Four Irish writers \u2014 William Butler Yeats in 1923, George Bernard Shaw in 1925, Samuel Beckett in 1969, and Heaney in 1995 \u2014 have won the Nobel Prize for Literature for their life\u2019s work ... Beckett\u2019s absurdist drama or Edna O\u2019Brien\u2019s radical memoirs.

Small publishers are sweeping the Booker and Nobel prizes

Economist 27 Nov 2023
In recent years the judges of the Booker prize, Britain’s most prestigious literary award, have opted for sombre novels about apartheid, civil war and poverty ... In America the picture is similar ... He describes his firm—whose rich back catalogue includes works by Samuel Beckett and Jack Kerouac, among others—as a “not for loss” business ... ■ .

Ezra Pound’s experiments in sound

New Statesman 26 Nov 2023
Pound’s 50-minute opera follows the outlawed Villon’s move back to Paris despite an outstanding warrant for his arrest in that city ... Near the end of his life, Pound met Samuel Beckett, a modernist comrade-in-arms, for one last time ... When I asked Beckett about their encounter in a meeting I was fortunate enough to have with him, he was clearly moved.

From Codex to Gospels: A look at the five most expensive books ever sold

Financial Express 25 Nov 2023
Book collectors, driven by a passion for literature and history, often invest substantial sums in acquiring rare and unique editions ... In 2023, Christie’s auctioned this remarkable collection, which included rare first-edition books signed by literary giants such as Agatha Christie, Eric Ambler, Leon Bakst, Samuel Beckett, W.B. Yeats, G.K ... .

Irish Writers for Palestine event switches to Vicar St; An Post Irish Book of the Year 2023 shortlist

The Irish Times 24 Nov 2023
We are honoured to have received permission from Samuel Beckett’s nephew and keeper of his estate, Edward Beckett, to name both the residency programme and the physical residence ‘Atelier Samuel Beckett’ ... Currently, five bursaries for three-week artistic residencies at Atelier Samuel Beckett are confirmed for 2024.

Kentridge comes up for air in Cape Town

Mail Guardian South Africa 24 Nov 2023
And yet he has long enjoyed a committed local audience ... It is not all Sturm und Drang in the new exhibition ... Since then our two other children, Samuel and Isabella, have been married in the garden and various other friends also ... Photos ... But it is not quite as simple as Samuel Beckett saying, “The tears of the world are a constant quantity.” ... ....

The New York Times on Dublin’s culinary trail: Sophisticated food to complement all that Guinness

The Irish Times 22 Nov 2023
Younger generations of Irish chefs and restaurateurs, along with talented foreign chefs, have been flourishing in the capital. Spitalfields in Dublin ... Assassination Custard – named after a dessert that Irish writer James Joyce gave to another literary figure, Samuel Beckett, when Beckett was in the hospital – is situated near a bustling intersection.

Pulitzer Prize winner translates herself in ‘Roman Stories’

Republican American 21 Nov 2023
After World War II, Ireland’s Samuel Beckett began writing some works in French and then translating them into English ... After the publication of her 2013 novel “The Lowland,” Jhumpa Lahiri stopped writing in English and turned to Italian ... Lahiri keeps identities under wraps. Rome is rarely mentioned and characters are never named ... .

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