Here's a funny thing I noticed the the other day.
By now you should all be aware of this:
Hence, the light that fell from above, through the panes between the iron supports, was dirty and sad.
-Walter Benjamin, Arcades Project, [F1,1] p.150 (1927-40)
But what about this then eh?
The Zwinger [...] is altogether lovely, with such sudden sad passages [arcades] ...
-Samuel Beckett, Letter to Thomas McGreevy, 16/2/37
There are sad passages, the arcades leading up to the entrance on the garden side.
-Samuel Beckett, Letter to Günther Albrecht, 30/3/37