After the Final No: Samuel Beckett's Trilogy by Thomas Cousineau

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By Thomas Cousineau

This learn explores the dialectic of destruction and renewal within the paintings that Samuel Beckett considered as his masterpiece: the trilogy of novels he wrote after international struggle II. It translates the trilogy as featuring a subversive critique of the 3 idols -- mom, father, and self -- to which humanity has searched for safeguard and advice all through history.


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One might then wonder whether behind Ahriman and Ormazd there are the Zoroastrian godheads Angra Mainyu and Ahura Mazda, or the Freudian concepts of Eros and Thanatos. Surely Dick’s version of Zoroastrianism is quite original. While it is true that a certain interpretation of the relation between Angra Mainyu and Ahura Mazda posits them as peers, dialectical forces whose contrast animates the universe (they are even considered twins by the Zurvanite branch of Zoroastrianism), so that Dick’s bi-theistic system can be said to be faithful to at least one tradition of the ancient Persian religion, it should be also said that the writer only chose to include in his novel those figures which somewhat fit his own psychological symbolism.

Martini (who does not own the bar in Pottersville) or Violet (who is reduced to be a pickpocket and possibly a prostitute). Another example of how the “new” Millgate is worse than the Millgate Ted and Will remember is the park, which has been replaced by Dudley Street, that is, “a row of drooping, decayed old shacks. Ancient stores, no longer used. Missing boards. Windows broken. A few tattered rags fluttering in the night wind. Shabby, rotting shapes in which birds nested, rats and mice scampered” (79).

Since Typewriter was often published with Fear on pulp paperbacks, Dick cold easily have read them both. Typewriter is a rather odd fantasy novella where a 20th-century pianist, Mike de Wolf, ends up in “Blood and Loot,” a swashbuckling buccaneer story set in 17th-century Caribbean which is being written by his friend Horace Hackett, a hack writer (the pun is surely intentional) who must quickly finish his book to respect the terms of a contract he has signed with a pulp fiction publisher. In the novel Mike becomes a Spanish admiral, Miguel Saint Raoul de Lobo (an approximate translation of his real English name), the villain of a story that must necessarily end with his defeat and death at the hands of the protagonist, Tom Bristol.

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