By Cohn, Ruby; Beckett, Samuel
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Tristesse Janale” The poem is a regular sonnet, whose strict form encouraged Beckett to summarize the opposition of sensuality and spirituality. The sonnet displays the two faces, but not the sadness named in the title, and these two faces are evidenced in the contradictions of phenomena—Kant versus Bilitis, the woundcure property of the sabers of Telephus, the same word “greffe” meaning a graft or a written record, according to its gender, and, ‹nally, a crest versus a crater. ” Although it is undated, Pilling, in a personal communication, deduces from Beckett’s correspondence that it cannot be later than November 1930.
Regaining liberty from them is accepting a yoke of restraint. Harvey speaks of Beckett’s early poems as those of “a young man at a crossroads, torn between Phoebus and Narcissus, temptation and knighthood, Eros and Anteros” (314). ” Beckett subsequently discarded his sporadically published poems; yet he continued to cherish “Alba,” which dates from the same year and is similar in theme. “Alba” A troubadour genre (listed by Beckett in the Dream Notebook), an alba features a persona who greets the dawn reluctantly because it terminates a night A variant of “Yoke of Liberty,” entitled “Moly,” is found in the Morton Dauwen Zabel papers at ICU.
I comment on that version. 31 a beckett canon: 1929–31 spent the last three Christmas vacations, Beckett sent his resignation to Trinity. Although there were no melodramatic announcements, and although he had only two independent publications—“Whoroscope” and Proust—he might henceforth be a writer. 32 1932–33 Intricate Festoons of Words 1932 Beckett’s new career began modestly with a short poem. Beckett told Harvey that the title came from the name of a beer, in which he indulged copiously while on Christmas vacation in Kassel, Germany.