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Decomposition: L, M, S

Dirk Van Hulle

in Manuscript Genetics, Joyce's Know-How, Beckett's Nohow

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print March 2008 | ISBN: 9780813032009
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039657 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813032009.003.0010
Decomposition: L, M, S

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This chapter discusses the subsequent decomposition of the work presented in Chapter 8, following the work's regress from large to small. It closes with Beckett's last text, Comment dire/what is the word, a deliberately unfinished attempt to write a single sentence. Beckett also draws attention to the creative potential of decomposition by means of a small change to a key motto: memento, homo, quia pulvis es, et in pulverem reverteris.

Keywords: decomposition; work; regress; Beckett; creative potential; change; key motto; last text

Chapter.  13336 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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