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" I'll never know, in the silence you don't know, you must go on, I can't go on, I'll go on" (Three Novels by Samuel Beckett [New York: Grove Press, 1955], p. "
A Thinking Reed - Page 528
by Barry Jones - 2006 - 561 pages
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From Caxton to Beckett: Essays Presented to W. H. Toppen on the Occasion of ...

Jacques B. H. Alblas, Richard Todd - Social Science - 1979 - 140 pages
...desire for silence and non-being. It brings to mind the well-known last words of The Unnamable: , . . where I am, I don't know, I'll never know, in the...don't know, you must go on, I can't go on, I'll go on. 19 Its style can also be seen as a further distillation of his concern with language and form with...
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Irish Studies, Issue 1

P. J. Drudy - English literature - 1980 - 176 pages
...protagonist lacks even the consolation of a fixed 'self available for, or capable of, true self-reflection: 'It will be I, it will be the silence, where I am, I don't know ... I can't go on, I'll go on.' The finality of those last words precludes alternatives and condemns...
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Essays for Richard Ellmann: Omnium Gatherum

Richard Ellmann - Fiction - 1989 - 534 pages
...threshold of my story, before the door that opens on my story, that would surprise me, if it opens, it will be I, it will be the silence, where I am,...don't know, you must go on, I can't go on, I'll go on. We began with a verse from a psalm; we end with what almost sounds like a mystic's méditation. I haven't...
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Writing the Apocalypse: Historical Vision in Contemporary U.S. and Latin ...

Lois Parkinson Zamora - Literary Collections - 1989 - 254 pages
...that runs throughout Samuel Beckett's The Unnamable (1959). Beckett's novel concludes: "where am I, I don't know, I'll never know, in the silence you...know, you must go on, I can't go on, I'll go on." Though Barth departs from the affirmation of Beckett's conclusion, he clearly shares with Beckett the...
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Understanding Samuel Beckett

Alan Astro - 1990 - 250 pages
...threshold of my story, before the door that opens on my story, that would surprise me, if it opens, it will be I, it will be the silence, where I am,...don't know, you must go on, I can't go on, I'll go on. Superficially the Unnamable's promise to go on speaking, followed by a silence, resembles Proust's...
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David Mamet: Language as Dramatic Action

Anne Dean - Drama - 1990 - 262 pages
...It is difficult not to be reminded of Samuel Beckett's "voice" in The Unnameable, when it concludes, "I don't know, I'll never know, in the silence you...don't know, you must go on, I can't go on, I'll go on."89 As far as playwrights are concerned, Mamet is very specific about those who have inspired him....
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The Frankfurt School: Its History, Theories, and Political Significance

Rolf Wiggershaus - Philosophy - 1994 - 804 pages
...Dies, were written in 1948, with The Unnamable following in 1949. The Unnamable closed with the words: 'in the silence you don't know, you must go on, I can't go on, I'll go on.'51 Beckett did go on - with plays and texts in which, although the discursive meaning of the words...
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Telling Histories: Narrativizing History, Historicizing Literature

Susana Onega, Susana Onega Jaén - Historical fiction - 1995 - 216 pages
...threshold of my stofy, before the door that opens on my own story, that would surprise me, if it opens, it will be I, it will be the silence, where I am, I don't know, I never know, in the 21. Of Grammatology. 22. Allegories of Reading. 23. Norris, Deconstruction: Theory...
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Samuel Beckett l'œvre carrefour/l'œuvre limite

Marius Buning, Matthijs Engelberts, Sjef Houppermans - Art - 1997 - 424 pages
...threshold of my story, before the door that opens on my own story, that would surprise me, if it opens, it will be I, it will be the silence, where I am,...don't know, you must go on, I can't go on, I'll go on. (Beckett 1979, 381-82) The trilogy, then, seeks to deny the subject knowing that it can never be fully...
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The Routledge History of Literature in English: Britain and Ireland

Ronald Carter, John McRae - English language - 1997 - 613 pages
...monologue: I shall soon be quite dead at last in spite of all ... and the trilogy ends, 240 pages later, ... it will be the silence, where I am, I don't know,...don't know, you must go on, I can't go on, I'll go on. (The Unnamable) 1920s to 1940s share. Its opening line has become almost proverbial: 'The past is another...
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