(urth) Thecla's "Identity"

David Stockhoff dstockhoff at verizon.net
Fri Apr 5 05:24:28 PDT 2013

Wow. Excellent example.

Really very reminiscent of 5H---we don't know for sure how much the 
internal narrators have made up, just like the penis and its "limbs," in 
trying to be human.

On 4/4/2013 11:20 PM, Marc Aramini wrote:
> kett's unnameable.  Our narrator is a one eyed immovable weeping vomiting mess randomly swathed in darkness and light, and hundreds of papers you find deal with all kinds of gobbledegook about self knowledge and perception in the outside world and transforming the subjective "I" when really our narrator is just a penis that has anthropomorphized itself and made up a story about once having limbs. Beckett was enraged when explicit mention of a penis was removed from the work because, I am sure,  it was the dominant metaphor behind it.  Yet none of these intellectuals and scholars ever mention that the narrator is a penis.  Do they just not notice?  Is it beckett's joke on the world?

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