Responses to Chercher

  • "So great to hear about this new tool. The search engine works well, and I particularly love the additional pages on that website, including the timeline and the videos."
    • Levin Arnsperger, Associate Director of the Emory Writing Center and the English Language Learning Program, Emory University
  • "I appreciate the idea and the execution very much indeed. The result is fantastic, really, and even more wide-ranging than ‘just’ the letters (which is Herculean enough in itself!)."
    • Matthijs Engleberts, Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam
  • "My word, what an archive; I could be gone for months inside this!"
    • Gerald Dawe. Poet, Professor Emeritus, School of English, Trinity College Dublin
  • "Congratulations, and thank you for all you’ve done to create this exceptional resource!"
    • Michael Elliott, President, Amherst College
  • "A new wonder of digital research for Beckett scholars."
    • Ron Schuchard, Goodrich C. White Professor of English Literature, Emeritus, Emory University
  • "You have done a great service to the Beckett community, and beyond (again)!"
    • Daniela Caselli, Professor of Modern Literature, University of Manchester, UK
  • "Congratulations on this great index! I already tried it out and it works beautifully. I look forward to using it."
    • Marjorie Perloff, Professor Emeritus of English, Stanford University
  • "This looks amazing."
    • Connor Carville, Associate Professor in English and Creative Writing, Co-Director of Reading University’s Samuel Beckett Centre, University of Reading, UK
  • "A great job! It will be a great help for interested researchers on Beckett's work to know where the letters can be found."
    • Antonia Rodriguez Gago, Professor Emerita, Facultad de Filosofia y Lettreas, University of Madrid
  •  "An outstanding resource. The platform will be massively useful to Beckettians - and beyond! Wishing you every success with this important project, and proud to have road tested such a valuable resource."
    • Matthew Feldman, Emeritus Professor in the Modern History of Ideas, Teeside University, UK
  • "Congratulations on this wonderful resource! I look forward to exploring it in more depth and seeing how it might enhance my teaching in Autumn."
    • Trish McTighe, Lecturer, School of Arts, English and Languages, Queen’s University, Belfast
  • "This is amazing and wonderful! It will certainly make my job a whole lot easier."
    • Elizabeth L. Garver, French Collections Research Associate, Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin
  • "The search engine for the Letters promises to be a very valuable tool."
    • Chris Morash, Seamus Heaney Professor of Irish Writing, Trinity College Dublin
  • "It looks fantastic and very useful."
    • Sam Slotes, Professor of English, Co-Director of M.Phil. in Irish Writing, Trinity College Dublin
  • "Here is how much I love Chercher - the more I look through it the more I go down the rabbit hole of wanting to dig just a little deeper, then more, then more. The researcher and/or the proofreader can just imagine the pleasure and satisfaction of pursuing a line of inquiry to support a query or an idea with so many direct lines to specific sources and connections. The value of this trove to serious scholars and writers and artistic professionals engaged in pursuing understanding of Beckett's work is truly immeasurable."
    • Brenda Bynum, Resident Artist Emeritus, Theatre, Emory
  • "What an incredible resource for the field."
    • Eric Colleary, Cline Curator of Theater and Performing Arts, Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin
  • "I love this Chercher!"
    • Katherine Weiss, Associate Dean, California State University, Los Angeles
  • "Chercher looks great and is really easy to use and works well. I really enjoyed the film clips and the timeline too. I will certainly get this added to our Beckett resources."
    • Sharon Maxwell, Archivist, University of Reading Special Collections (UK)
  • "You and your colleagues have created a terrific search tool. Do wish Sam Beckett could know about it! You will get selective and useful comments and suggestions from others who are engaged in this research, but I wanted to say thank you for all you've done to aid Beckett scholars. This is one case where "awesome" is the proper adjective."
    • Linda Matthews, Director Emeritus, Woodruff Library, Emory

Reviews of Volume 4

Books of the Year

Reviews of Volume 3

Books of the Year

  • Ian Thomson, The Spectatorr, 24 November 2014.
  • Banville, John, “A Book for everyone, (books of the year), The Guardian, 29 November 2014:2,3,4
  • Durantez, Miriam GonzAlez, Books of the year 2014,” The Evening Standard, 11 December 2014.
  • Foster, Roy, “Book of the Year,” Irish Times, 5 December 2015.
  • Josipovici, Gabriel, “Books of the Year,” Times Literary Supplement, 28 November 2014: 8.
  • Ussher, Shaun, “Top reads of the year,” The Big Issue, 15 December 2014, 39.
  • Rudick, Nicole, “Staff Picks: Beckett, Boxtrolls, Bard, The Paris Review, 26 September 2014.

Reviews of Volume 2

Books of the Year

  • Akin, Ajayi, "Books of the Year," Times Literary Supplement, December 3, 2011: 8-10, 12-14. Named by Roy Foster, Paul Griffiths, Gabriel Josipovici, and Marjorie Perloff.
  • Thirwell, Adam, "A Year in Books," New Statesman, 42, 49. 21 November 2011.

Reviews of Volume 1