Worstward Ho and On-words: Writing to(wards) the Point

  • Charles Krance


‘Words’, observes Eugene Kaelin in The Unhappy Consciousness: The Poetic Plight of Samuel Beckett (Boston: D. Reidel, 1981), p. xvii, ‘suggest meanings in the images they create.’ In Beckett’s recent microtrilogy — Company, Ill Seen Ill Said, and Worstward Ho — words persistently suggest meanings in the images they cut short of being created.


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