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38 A Samuel Beckett Chronology 22 SB applies for a ticket indicating that he wants to work on Vico and Alfieri, on whom he claims to have been working for some months past in Paris. 23 6 months British Museum reading ticket issued. 27 Prentice sends back the poems that SB had sent him earlier in the month, indicating that Chatto can do nothing with them. Acquires a reference for an educational agency from Rudmose-Brown; makes an appointment with Truman and Knightley; has requested the testimonial by about 14/7, has visited the agency by 4 August.

20 GR diary records Georges Pelorson regaling a party at the Dôme with stories of an accident SB has suffered because of his rash driving (probably reflected in the story Love and Lethe, which may have been one of the last three stories to be written for what was to become More Pricks Than Kicks). 25 Charles Prentice tells SB that although Proust has still earned only two-thirds of its advance of £20 in three years, Chatto have nevertheless accepted SB’s short story collection; Prentice asks if the current title ‘Draff’ could be changed.

6 Le Kid rehearsals; much, if not most, of this parody seems to have been Pelorson’s; SB acted the part of Don Diègue. 6 SB tells TMacG that he has heard that the Cambridge magazine Experiment, whose editors included Jacob Bronowski and GR, might be publishing something of his, which on balance he thinks it better they should not; presumably SB had offered the 3 poems accepted by Bronowski several months earlier (TMacG 25/8/30), and perhaps others. In the event nothing came of this, not least because the 7th and last number of the magazine was published in Spring 1931.

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