Samuel Beckett's first novel has been published sixty years after it was written.
'Dream of Fair to Middling Women' (1932) was written when Beckett was a young penniless writer in Paris but he refused to have it published during his lifetime. Literary executor to Beckett's work Jerome Loudoun was made aware of his wishes and Eoin O'Brien was appointed as editor of the book. According to O'Brien, Beckett referred to this novel as
The chest into which he threw his wild thoughts.
Actress Maureen Toal reads an extract from the novel.
The book has finally been published by Black Cat Press.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 28 October 1992. The reporter is Colm Connolly.