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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The narrative thus appears to be like a computer program, where “On” starts the program, “said” inputs new instructions and then the narrative runs according to the strictures of the programming language. So the reader witnesses the author trying to say the absolute minimum. Till dim if ever go.

Even though there is no real plot I understood what Beckett wants worstwzrd tell the reader which Worstward Ho was my first Beckett. 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.

TOM CLARK: Samuel Beckett: Worstward Ho

How first it lay. 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.


They plod on leastmost in the most dim dim, in the utmost dim. Head sunk on crippled hands.

So as to say pain. As an inspiration to many later writers, he is also sometimes considered one of the first postmodernists.

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Welcome to the future. Beckett’s second last prose text, Worstward Hois a novella written inshortly 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.

Leastmost in utmost dim. May 13, Lee Foust rated it it was amazing Shelves: May 08, Jamie Grefe rated it it was amazing. My Family Jim Dine: I don’t know if it makes sense to everyone.

Beckett Thus they plod on towards the least, so long as there is dim still, undimmed dim. They can blur, yes: It can also be about hope.

Want to Read saving…. So the reader witnesses the author trying to say the absolute minimum. No choice but stand. The Pangolin Lorenzo Thomas: It’s not even sure there is an it to be any way at all!


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Unstillable vain least of longing still. Apr 24, Sidharth Vardhan rated it really liked it Shelves: Under Siege Mahmoud Darwish: Fire Open Arms Hilton Obenzinger: Inauguration O-o-h Child “Time rotates Strongly influenced Samuel Barclay Beckett was an Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet, bec,ett lived in France for most of his adult life.

It can be about failure. 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 worstwxrd creation of life, as if by a malignant God or Demiurge.

One astand at rest. Longing the so-said mind long lost to longing. So that I can say there is pain. I liked the interpretation with each paragraph translated here: