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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Sloths, Again














Beckett fact no. 71.

Sloths in Beckett: they appear in the early French poem bois seul.

les absents sont morts les présents puent
sors tes yeux détournent-ils sur les roseaux
se taquinent-ils ou les aïs


The eyes (or is it the rushes?) are teasing themselves or the sloths? No wonder the speaker drinks alone.

2 comments:

Donagh said...

Can you create categories in this blog? It would be kind to us Beckett fans if you could place your Beckett Facts series in a category for our viewing pleasure. Alternatively, produce a small book, but that might require too much industry and you'd be forced to tell people about it.

puthwuth said...

Will look into it, thanks for asking!