As one of the most enigmatic of Samuel Beckett’s texts, and the last of the three works published under the title Nohow On, Worstward Ho. Samuel Beckett: Worstward Ho. Great Depression photographer unknown (via. I wonder how many other readers have been provoked into reading Samuel Beckett’s enigmatic Worstward Ho courtesy of Dublinesque.

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It has an arc that I was able to follow. There’s never been anything else.

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Greenlaw We witness his efforts with character. When somehow than when nohow. Say better worse secretes. No bones but say bones. Is the reader fooled by the mind’s habit of seeing patterns, of the desire to “make sense”?

Worstward Ho by Samuel Beckett

Just enough still to joy. Read it here with interpretation: No mind and pain? I understand why producers seek out “name” voices, but the practice carries implications that using less familiar professional voices doesn’t.

The body has no choice but wostward stand – somehow to get up and stand, somehow stand. He wrote in both English and French. Or better worse remains. Faintly vainly longing still.


Worstward Ho by Samuel Beckett. This is the one that contains worstard famous: The image is a fearful intimation of tragedy, a presentiment of a century of spiritual crisis.

Anything else wouldn’t have been appropriate. However, the question remains as to whether these possibilities are really “there” or just inserted by a reader trying to make sense of a semi-random arrangement of words. I used to know worshward of his very famous and familiar phrase, “Ever tried. Hermes — she was already lost Wislawa Szymborska: Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Monday in B-Flat Thomas Hardy: Cancel reply Enter your comment here Say yes that the bones may pain till no choice but stand.

Notify me of new posts via email. And doing this to accomplish a task that has had philosophers struggling for years. But they cannot go away, nor come back again: Pain of bones till no choice but up and stand.

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I skimmed a line-by-line interpretation website, but that kind of clarity, too, too easily given, wogstward feel right. Notify me of new comments via email.

He began by copying out into his commonplace book three passages from Edgar’s speech in King Lear: I enjoyed stepping out from normal with this one. The groan so long on its way. You can see foreshadowed the inhuman scale of totalitarian power; the emptying of traditional meaning into the void; the cranking of human beings into the geometric maw of modernity. I read it in transit from home to work accompanied by John Duncan’s masterful shortwave recording, “Phantom Broadcast.


First try fail better one. A photograph of a farmer tilling his soil carries essentially the same message–either futile, or messianic, depending upon one’s predispositions. The concentration of language and precision of description in the current work is revolutionary, even for Beckett, the great reshaper of literary expression, and its theme is the creation of life, as if by a malignant God or Demiurge.

And, in order to fail better, the strategy Beckett adopted was to strive for the worst. Dim light source unknown. Keeping Quiet Philae Lander: Jan 23, Lina rated it liked it Shelves: Inauguration O-o-h Child “Time rotates No bones but say bones.

Till sick of both. Can there be a mind without people? Random words forming random sentences. Worstward Ho was my first Beckett.

I think it was easier to understand than Naked Lunch.

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