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  • But I am likely to need help with Samuel Beckett's use of "athambia", or Virginia Woolf's of "scrolloping". - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • One can see him shuffling, hangdog, compressed, with the rope around his neck, then erupting out of nowhere into Lucky’s famous semi-Pentecostal speech: “… A personal God quaquaquaqua with white beard quaquaquaqua outside time without extension who from the heights of divine apathia divine athambia divine aphasia loves us dearly with some exceptions …” “Mêlée, final vociferations,” wrote Beckett in the stage directions.

    The Existential Clown


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  • the inability to express oneself with the perfect words

    February 2, 2011