“Getting Known”

This phrase (actually, a whole sentence as he wrote it) is from Samuel Beckett’s great one-act play, Krapp’s Last Tape. The full context is, “Seventeen copies sold, of which eleven at trade price to free circulating libraries beyond the seas. Getting known.” Is it any wonder that of all Beckett’s characters, I identify most (tragically) with Krapp?

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Frank Moraes is a freelance writer and editor online and in print. He is educated as a scientist with a PhD in Atmospheric Physics. He has worked in climate science, remote sensing, throughout the computer industry, and as a college physics instructor. Find out more at About Frank Moraes.

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