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 January 1924.
Source: TCD College Calendar
Spenser, Edmund: The Faerie Queene, Vol. I
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1920
Lilian Winstanley (ed.)
Location: The private collection of Terence Killeen
Inscription: 'Samuel B. Beckett / Trinity College / Dublin. / Michaelmas Term. 1923'
Notes: The BDMP owes a debt of gratitude to Terence Killeen for drawing our attention to these two volumes and for making them available to the project. A letter from Beckett addressed to Terence Killeen, written on 10.5.77 from Paris, reads: 'Dear Mr. Killeen / Thank you for yours / of April 30. / Yes, those two books / were in my possession / when I was a student / in Trinity 1923-7. / With all good wishes, / yours sincerely / Samuel Beckett'.

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