Felicitations, seekers of enlightenment.
Today, we begin the next stage of our thirty part examination of the use of the pause in the work of the towering figure in twentieth century literature, Samuel Beckett.
“…” or “….”?
The perennial question is it not? Beckett used both of course, but which pause is “true Beckett”, if such a question is not ridiculous?
“…” or “….”
In his earlier work, most famously Godot, the master seemed to favour a simple “…”, but by the time of Play he seemed to have totally rejected “…”, now favouring the more elegant (but perhaps more frivolous?) “….”
We of course do not need to dredge up painful memories of Beckett’s sole, misbegotten use of “……” in Ohio Impromptu, the use of which Beckett himself blamed on stress and an imminent deadline and later excoriated as the most gross indulgence and extravagance.
Is he gone?
THE SUCKERS BOUGHT IT!!!!!!
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