some re-fresh research on Beckett

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some re-fresh research on Beckett

huhtikuu 10, 2021, 4:40 pm

some re-fresh research on Beckett

huhtikuu 10, 2021, 4:46 pm

which part of that entry is fresh?

Muokkaaja: toukokuu 3, 2021, 2:57 am

the left or, maybe, the right? ;-)

checking films for "Beginning to End" film with McGowran, looks like it's disappeared, too bad, a great film. Haven't heard any of the radio/audio recordings.

huhtikuu 10, 2021, 7:58 pm

>3 tros: Always great to hear of Beckett. I am reading all the novels again this Spring/Summer.

Muokkaaja: huhtikuu 10, 2021, 9:28 pm

the "trilogy" is my fave, I love the way it dissolves into a disembodied voice in a void.

huhtikuu 11, 2021, 12:26 am

in addition to reading it i've also listened to it on unabridged audio. that was an experience...

Muokkaaja: huhtikuu 11, 2021, 8:28 pm

here's an earlier version. I'm hoping the "mojave" version gets re-released sometime. Beckett was a satirist but most people don't understand his humor! including me and Beckett! ;-)

Beginning To End - Samuel Beckett

huhtikuu 11, 2021, 8:34 pm

I do enjoy Samuel Beckett, here's my take on Three Novels:

And his Rough for Theatre II is brilliant:

His heavenly bureaucrats are mean-spirited pencil-pushers. Reminds me a lot of Terry Gilliam's Brazil

toukokuu 3, 2021, 2:55 am

>4 Randy_Hierodule: Hey Phil, I'd be interested in your opinion of the trilogy. I think it might be the great 20th c. masterpiece! Everything else seems trivial by comparison. There's always a little spark of hope left in Beckett, even when reduced to a voice in a void!
"I can't go on, I'll go on."

Muokkaaja: kesäkuu 7, 2021, 4:39 pm

Apologies for late reply - odd month, computer death, etc. It has been so many years since I read the trilogy (nearly 40), I would really need to reread it to give you a meaningful answer. What I do recall about it, and love in Beckett as a whole - is the sharp (and dark) humor: I can't go on, I must go on, I'll go on. Can't seems absolute - requiring faith, commitment, must seems an insurmountable demand, I'll go on, a shrug and surrender to the obvious. The muddle, the apparent process.

Same in his For Avigdor Arikha:

Siege laid again to the impregnable without. Eye and hand
Fevering after the unself. By the hand it unceasingly
Changes the eye unceasingly changed. Back and forth the
Gaze beating against unseeable and unmakeable. Truce for
A space and the marks of what it is to be and be in face of.
Those deep marks to show.

Or the confused director consulting with the author for direction on a stage note in his play being staged: "the door was imperceptibly ajar."

"Leave it shut".

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