The International Office conveys the name of a "pilot" by telephone: Claudia
Asher*, Schäferkampsallee 37, calls her, meeting arranged for the following day.
She teaches Beckett German, accompanies him on many of his walks through town. But from his side no great sympathy evolves towards her.
After a fortnight in Hamburg, the atmosphere is – once again – at an all-time low.