Beckett's Recollections of Joyce

Beckett recalling Joyce through an interview

And here, for my future edification and delight is the source of an anecdote that I had never truly trusted:

He was very friendly. He dictated some pages of Finnegan's Wake to me at one stage. That was later on when he was living in that flat. And during the dictation, someone knocked at the door and I said something. I had to interrupt the dictation. But it had nothing to do with the text. And when I read it back with the phrase 'Come in' in it, he said, 'Let it stand.'

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