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Tuesday, 24 August 2010

echoes: beckett's lost souls


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"The metaphysical problems of existence beyond the body in language become the prime source of terror and frustration in [Beckett's] work. Beckett's Unnamable is the deepest expression of this idea. Throughout the story, the disembodied narrator, a dislocated voice in an urn, remains unnameable and unknowable, existing merely as a fragmented consciousness, a representation of the mind of modern man as he tries to cope with the agony of being and not knowing."

From Maria Breville's Gothic Post-Modernism: Voicing The Terrors Of Postmodernity, Editions Rodopi BV, 2009

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