Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Hisses and boos ...

... for John Banville's BBC play Todtnauberg at Splinters, at The Sharp Side, and at This Space. (Hat tip, Dave Lull, who notes in an email that Celan was puzzlingly pronounced throughout as Che-lan and sends this useful link.


  1. Successful writer, failed playwright. A Henry James (Guy Domville) for our times.

  2. Yes, that's a point well taken, Vikram. A talent for prose fiction and one for stage drama are infrequently combined (Galsworthy and Maugham come to mind).