Archive for December 2009

Nick Mount on Waiting for Godot

“That's how it is on this bitch of an earth.”
-Pozzo in Waiting for Godot
As mentioned in the July issue of Deep Madder Monthly, Beckett's Waiting for Godot is a play that captures the Deep Madder sentiment like very few other things in the world. Here is a lecture on the play given by Nick Mount, presented by the venerable TVO. Mount is one of my favourite professors at University of Toronto, and he gives a very apposite, almost Deep Madderian description of the emotional climate presented by said play. Please at least watch the initial anecdote, like ten minutes or something. It's really interesting.

Two new issues

We are both pleased and embarrassed to announce that the July and August issues of Deep Madder Monthly are finally completed and on the verge of being mailed out. You will likely not receive them until sometime next week, however, given that Friday is a statutory holiday. But at least you'll then have a suitable companion for your post-Christmas blues.

We are currently working on the September and October issues, which can hopefully be completed within a week or so. We'd ideally like to get completely caught up before the end of the year, and have the 2009 Anthologies available some time in January.

And finally, we'd be remiss if we did not mention that many of these updates are posted to our Twitter account before anywhere else.

Break Up