BECKETT WORSTWARD HO PDF

To what writer, besides Ayn Rand, do the business-minded techies and tech-minded businessmen of 21st-century Silicon Valley look for their inspiration? The name of Samuel Beckett may not, at first, strike you as an obvious answer — unless, of course, you know the origin of the phrase "Fail better. Ever failed. No matter.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Worstward Ho by Samuel Beckett. Worstward Ho by Samuel Beckett. Beckett's second last prose text, Worstward Ho , is a novella written in , shortly after the largely autobiographical Company and an ironic theological speculation, both previously published as the first two parts of a late trilogy of short novels.

The concentration of language and precision of description in the current work is revolutionary, even for Beckett, the gre Beckett's second last prose text, Worstward Ho , is a novella written in , shortly after the largely autobiographical Company and an ironic theological speculation, both previously published as the first two parts of a late trilogy of short novels.

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.

Life, against all possibility, finally exists, and man becomes a painful presence. It is one of the supreme poetic texts of the 20th century.

Get A Copy. Hardcover , 47 pages. Published April 1st by Grove Press Inc. More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Worstward Ho , please sign up.

Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Worstward Ho. Apr 24, Sidharth Vardhan rated it really liked it Shelves: europe , nobel , list The prose poem is one of the shortest reads on book list. Stare on. Say on. Be on. Somehow on. Anyhow on. Till dim gone. At long last gone. All at long last gone. For bad and all. For poor best worst and all.

Nov 14, [P] rated it it was amazing Shelves: bitchin. Second last. Nearly done. Say one. Say none. Till nohow on. At last. Say done. Say book. Say read. A man and child. Holding on. Till end. Till done. Hand in hand. Hold and held. Not one. Become one. Then fade. Old man. Up and stand. Up and done. Bit by bit. Old age and done. On no more. On ground. In ground. In earth. Then done. Now gone. Say read again. Worstward Ho was my first Beckett. I was utterly fascinated by this book even though it doesn't have an actual plot.

To me it also doesn't seem like prose but more like a poem. Beckett uses very short sentences, repeats lots of words and lines and also creates many neologisms which are often contradictory in themselves e. If I had more time I'd like to do a thorough analysis of the book. Even though there is no real plot I understood what Beckett wants to tell the reader which Worstward Ho was my first Beckett. Even though there is no real plot I understood what Beckett wants to tell the reader which is another thing I find amazing.

The work also makes me curious about the rest of Beckett's work. The are several more of his books on the list so I shall find out soon. Dec 29, Lisa rated it really liked it Shelves: ireland , c20th , books-read , postmodernism. So the reader witnesses the author trying to say the absolute minimum. Are you still with me?

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. So leastward on. So long as dim still.

Dim undimmed. Or dimmed to dimmer still. To dimmost dim. Leastmost in dimmost dim. Utmost dim. Leastmost in utmost dim.

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