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The Resource How it is., Translated from the French by the author

How it is., Translated from the French by the author

Label
How it is.
Title
How it is.
Statement of responsibility
Translated from the French by the author
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"The theme may be the struggle of form to emerge from formlessness using Leopardi's sense of the world as mud (E fango è il mondo) and therefore, a kind of purgatory, as well as Dante's image of souls gulping mud in the Stygian marsh of the Inferno (Canto VII, 109-126, in Palma's translation): "Set in the slime, they say: 'We were sullen, with no pleasure in the sweet, sun-gladdened air, carrying in our souls the fumes of sloth. Now we are sullen in this black ooze' - where they hymn this in their throats with a gurgling sound because they cannot form the words down there." Dante's Belacqua and his foetal position also are referenced in How It Is and the following quotation is an example of the work's unpunctuated, dense, and poetic style: "the knees drawn up the back bent in a hoop the tiny head near the knees curled round the sack Belacqua fallen over on his side tired of waiting forgotten of the hearts where grace abides asleep."--Wikipedia
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1906-1989
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beckett, Samuel
Dewey number
843.9
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PZ3.B38868
  • PQ2603.E378
  • PR6003.E282
LC item number
  • Ho
  • C613 1964
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
His. The collected works of Samuel Beckett
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Experimental fiction
  • Experimental fiction
Label
How it is., Translated from the French by the author
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm00339656
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
147 pages
Lccn
63016998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 91174
  • (OCoLC)00339656
Label
How it is., Translated from the French by the author
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm00339656
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
147 pages
Lccn
63016998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 91174
  • (OCoLC)00339656

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