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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A window into the minds of the occupiers “the most moral army in the world” The Toll: Books by Samuel Beckett. All at long last gone. The genius of Worstward Ho lies in its ambiguity and a challenging interplay of words, or lack thereof. Strongly influenced Samuel Barclay Beckett was an Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet, who lived in France for most of his adult life.


TOM CLARK: Samuel Beckett: Worstward Ho

I am glad I read this before reading Beckett’s trilogy, because the key words in here void, dim, and probably more can be found bekcett his earlier works.


Obama, do you have a heart? Throw up and go. Jul 21, Nancy rated it liked it Shelves: There’s simply pain, and simply standing up. The Big Sleep “Is the white bear worth seeing? The doubt and indecision and absurdity seems built in to his novels and short prose pieces.

Chasing money may be absurd, but so becketr starving. Worstward Ho Total Carl Mydans: My Family Jim Dine: Can there be no mind and still be pain?

It started to feel like creative non-fiction, but all images receded when I tried to turn the analytic switch on during the read. As with most Beckett’s works, the elements of narrative are reduced to near zero.

Worstward Ho

Longing the so-said mind long lost to longing. No ground but say ground.

Only dimness, dimness so dim that there is nothing there — but not a void because a void is nothingness, and there has to be something. He has a unique ability to do what he does that no-one else can do: Till up at last.

Till and if needs must. I was utterly fascinated by this book even though it doesn’t have an actual plot. As she continually revises her words the paragraphs become a little solar system of tongue-twisting, recurring verbal motifs: Adrift A seemingly insatiable demand Its horn more precious than gold Marianne Moore: Email required Address never made public.


I’m interested in hearing that Tom couldn’t sit all the way worshward Inside Job. Hardcover47 pages. I thought I was reading Ulysses. 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.

I feel weird rating this one Every once in a while I would see someone, like a sort of shadow that I couldn’t make out, but other than that, it was just fog and water. Read it here with interpretation: Not a book for most anyone.

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