Tim Parks reviews four recently published books about Samuel Beckett. Parks is an Englishman who has lived in Italy for more than twenty years.
I don't know what the original is like, but Park's translation of Robert Calasso's The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony makes for a great read. So is his Beckett review, Still Stirring: New York Review of Books
For late Beckett (the page has a dreadful background, best to copy and paste into a document) : Stirrings Still