Student library info The Student library info pertains to the period when Beckett was a student at Trinity College Dublin (1923-1927) and a lecturer at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris and TCD (1928-1931). It explains when he is thought to have acquired and read the book in question, based on his inscription, as well as various external sources including the official TCD college calendars, his 'Dream' Notebook, and his letters.Read: by October 1924.
Michaut's biography of Sainte-Beuve is not mentioned in the Calendars and might have been an extracurricular reading for Beckett. The paper note inside bearing a stamp mark with the date "9-1-24" lists a few French authors' names (Boileau, Voltaire, Pascal, Staël, Molière). However, the note could have been inserted at a later date, explaining the handwriting which does not match Beckett's other student marginalia.
Michaut, G.: Sainte-Beuve
Paris: Librairie Hachette, 1921
Notes: - inside front cover attached flyer from 'Librairie Gibert', which also carries date '9-1-24';- on front of this paper SB (presumably) has noted names of French writers
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Available scans cover, flyer, flyerinsert, tp, 192, 193, 194, 195, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205.