Roger Bensky Collection of Samuel Beckett Letters
This collection consists of three letters from Samuel Beckett to Roger Bensky (20 February, 22 April, and 5 November 1969) and one letter from Geneviève Serreau to Bensky (26 June 1969). The correspondence from Beckett resulted from Bensky's efforts to find publication for his article "La symbolique du mime dans le théâtre de Samuel Beckett." Having been rejected by two academic journals, Bensky decided to write to Beckett himself, with the notion that Beckett's opinion of the article's pertinence and potential for publication would satisfy him. Beckett's positive response yielded two additional letters to Bensky and an acceptance letter from Geneviève Serreau, co-editor of the prestigious literary review "Les Lettres Nouvelles" created by Maurice Nadeau, a major figure of French literary history. Bensky's article appeared in the journal's September-October 1969 issue.