Andy Wimbush
Lecturer in English Literature, ICE, University of Cambridge

Andy Wimbush teaches 20th-century and contemporary literature at the Institute of Continuing Education at the University of Cambridge. He specialises in the study of Samuel Beckett and the relationship between literature, religion and philosophy. He is the author of Still: Samuel Beckett’s Quietism (2020).

Written by Andy Wimbush

Samuel Beckett on the set of Film in New York during his only visit to the United States in 1964. Photo by I C Rappaport/Getty

Essay/
Stories and literature
The wisdom of surrender

Samuel Beckett turned an obscure 17th-century Christian heresy into an artistic vision and an unusual personal philosophy

Andy Wimbush