Ping (short story)

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"Ping" is a short story written by Samuel Beckett written in French (originally "Bing") in 1966, and later translated into English by the author and published in 1967. The story was originally written as a segment of The Lost Ones. David Lodge has described it as: "the rendering of the consciousness of a person confined in a small, bare, white room, a person who is evidently under extreme duress, and probably at the last gasp of life."[1]


  1. ^ Lodge, David. "Some Ping Understood" Encounter, February 1968. Pages 85-89.