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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.


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!