“I know no more about this play than anyone who manages to read it attentively. . . . I do not know who Godot is. I do not even know if he exists. And I do not know if they believe he does, these two who are waiting for him.”
This year the Booker judges prioritised ‘readibility’ – was that a good criterion?
Read selections of the poetry that won the Forward Poetry Prize since it was inaugerated twenty years ago alongside brief comments on the poetry by well-known authors.
The rose is examined in some detail in Pleasures of the Text. Now someone has written a whole book on the subject. http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/the_tls/article7175082.ece
This translation was one of the most influential on English literature.