Beckett wrote these thirteen texts in French between Dec 1950 and Dec 1951. It is best to regard these texts as meditations or essays in the French sense of that term, attempts to come to some conclusion or determination. They are not in any real sense narratives but rather self-interrogations, though Beckett is very sparing in his use of the question mark. Some of the texts feature landscapes or settings that are recognisably Irish. Equally there are fragmentary recollections of places and people in London and Paris. Three of the texts will be presented here.