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Der Namenlose (The Trilogy #3)

4.05  ·  Rating Details ·  1,348 Ratings  ·  127 Reviews
Der Namenlose beschließt die Trilogie, deren erste Bände Molloy (st 2406) und Malone stirbt (st 2407) sind. Auch in diesem Roman nimmt Beckett sein altes Thema vom Hinscheiden des Menschen wieder auf. Mahood, der Namenlose, ist das Menschheits-Ich, auf der Suche nach sich selbst, das unermüdlich neue Fragen stellt. Er erlebt nichts mehr, kennt keine Geschichten mehr, hält ...more
Paperback, 178 pages
Published March 1st 1995 by Suhrkamp (first published 1953)
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Helen Ροζουλί Εωσφόρος   Vernus Portitor Arcanus Ταμετούρο   Αμούν Arnum
«Είμαστε καταδικασμένοι σε έναν αιώνιο μονόλογο, χωρίς έννοια, χωρίς περιεχόμενο. Σε ένα αιώνιο μουρμούρισμα.»
«Να μιλάμε, και να μιλάμε για το τίποτα.»

Η απογοήτευση της αφάνειας και η άλλη πλευρά του αρνητισμού εφοδιάζουν τον Μπέκετ με αισιοδοξία και ελπίδα για την
δια βίου ασφυξία.

Με παράξενη χαρά,προσμονή και ειρωνική ηδονή παρουσιάζει την κλειστοφοβική μανία,τη σιωπή,την ατέρμονη περισυλλογή, τη σκέψη, την παρατήρηση.

Χτίζει αλήθειες με υλικά απο ανθρώπινη σάρκα και μετά τις γκρεμίζει εκ των
The Unnamable

Samuel Beckett

A masterpiece from Samuel Beckett, though may be a bit awkward to read,could be indecipherable at times but after a while you move with the flow and get consumed by it; it would be felt like a novel that does not have any plot, only some disjointed images which would stay in your mind. The book is not a prose actually rather it can be said as a long dazzling poem on the very human existence. The Unnameable, where the dilemmas, which were brought up by the author in Mol

There I was, happily standing on one leg. The right one. The one on my right, I mean, since it could have been the one on my left and that would have also been right. Nothing wrong with the left. Perfectly right the left, I think. I could feel my quadriceps, of the right leg, fully engaged and my kneecap pulled up tight. That is according to what I remember, of course, because it could have been different. My leg was as continuous as a column on which my body rightly hung. There was a bit of a m
Jul 11, 2017 Fernando rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Parece que este año ha sido para mí el desafío de los libros difíciles, inclasificables y extraños. Cuando pensaba que ya lo había leído todo con el Finnegans Wake, me encuentro con este inclasificable y desconcertante libro del premio Nobel, Samuel Beckett.
Nunca queda claro quién (o qué) es el narrador de “El innombrable”. ¿Es una persona? ¿Es una voz? ¿Un ente? Si es una persona, ¿está preso? ¿Está loco? ¿Está en una prisión? ¿En un sanatorio mental? ¿Forma parte de un sueño y todo lo que leem
Renato Magalhães Rocha
I just finished, and I think it's brilliant. I can't exactly say why or demonstrate it, it seems. I can't remember much of what I just read either. It's like it only exists while being read... (?)
Aug 05, 2013 Steven rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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What is a review? Is this a review? To view again? But I have only viewed once. Deja vu? To view a second time? Then what is a preview? To view before? To view before viewing? Can one view before ones views? Can one view? Can one be viewed? Am I one? Am I alone? Am I a viewer? Or a reviewer?

Thus goes the Unnamable for 200 pages ... a disembodied voice ... a dying voice ... a dead voice?

It goes on.
Aug 21, 2015 Sahar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"بیرون برای آنکه روز و شب را تا حد ممکن در جایی دور سپری کنم، دور نبود".
نام ناپذیر پخش پایانی سه گانه ای ست که پس از مالوی و مالون می میرد، نگارش یافته است. در خصوص محتوای این کتاب شاید توصیفش همانگونه که از نامش برمی آید سخت و دشوار باشد چرا که با فضایی کاملا درهم ریخته و متفاوت روبه رو هستیم و جهانی را تجربه میکنیم که با بیانی خاص و غیر معمول توصیف شده است که هرکس برای کشف محتوای آن باید خودش شخصا کتاب را زندگی و تجربه کند. به هر صورت اگرچه شاید برای بعضی خواندن کتاب دشوار به نظر برسد و حتی گا
Sidharth Vardhan
Suppose I put you in a washing machine and set the spinner on for hours- the dizziness you will feel is what I felt while reading the book. This dizziness will makes one question, vaguely that is, the nature of reality, identity and social contact. The unnamed and highly unreliable narrator, who also claims the authorship of previous two works of trilogy and of Murphy too,is thinking about something, or nothing, or something that turned out to be nothing, or something that was always nothing; pe ...more
Feb 22, 2013 Jonathan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-reread
The blue face! The obscene protrusion of the tongue! The tumefaction of the penis! The penis, well now, that's a surprise, I'd forgotten I had one. What a pity I have no arms, there might still be something to be wrung from it. No, 'tis better thus. At my age, to start manstuprating again, it would be indecent. And fruitless. And yet one can never tell. With a yo heave yo, concentrating with all my might on a horse's rump, at the moment when the tail raises, who knows, I might not go altogether ...more
Neil Griffin
Jan 23, 2012 Neil Griffin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the oddest and hardest book I've ever read. Yes, more difficult than Pynchon, DFW, and the rest of the gang. It was definitely a slog to get through in parts; it's a short book, but it took me around two weeks to read, which is a very long time for me. So it was weird, hard, time-consuming, as well as indecipherable at times but I'm still glad I finished it (so glad it's over). After a while, you stop trying to make sense of it and just go with the current of this river of words, one aft ...more
Imagine the creative impulse is a black hole from which rises a bewildered narrative voice, which tries to make sense only of itself, not of the world. Which tries to become a character, or a body, or a feeling, or a story, and struggles to accept both sides of every coin. Like a picture made only of colours, colours that burst, that flow, that spring from the canvas in no apparent order and coherence – The Unnamable is made only of words, whirlwinding round and round the reader in an endless mo ...more
Lesley Battler
Feb 15, 2013 Lesley Battler rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: keeper
Awesome: a philosophical novel without the novel. Or maybe it's actually narrative dark matter.

Dark matter cannot be seen directly with telescopes. It neither emits nor absorbs light or any other electromagnetic radiation at any significant level. Instead, its existence and properties can only be inferred from its gravitational effects on visible matter, radiation and the large scale structure of the universe.

The Dark Matter Theory seems to be as applicable to The Unnamable as any other critical
Ahmad Sharabiani
The Unnamable (The Trilogy #3), Samuel Beckett (1906 - 1989)
عنوان: نام ناپذیر؛ اثر: ساموئل بکت؛ مترجم: سهیل سمی؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، ثالث، 1392، در 222 ص، شابک 9789643809089؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان فرانسه قرن 20 م؛ این ترجمه از متن انگلیسی به فارسی برگردان شده است
ساموئل بارکلی بکت، نویسنده، شاعر و نمایشنامهنویس ایرلندی، و برنده جایزه نوبل ادبیات، دهها سال، در پاریس به صورت مهاجر زیست، و بسیاری از آثار خود را به زبان فرانسه نگاشت. از ایشان به همراهی «اوژن یونسکو» به عنوان یکی از پایهگذاران و ن
Nov 02, 2011 Darwin8u rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
Just finished The Unnamable seconds ago. I remember reading Godot in HS, and then later I read Malone Dies and I remember, I'm sure I remember, I must remember being blown away. There are just a handful of books by Kafka, Joyce, Pynchon, Delillo and Beckett that seem to not just BE amazing, but seem built to reach in and rewire the reader's brain. Or at least me, or at least mine.
Mercedé Khodadadi
خیلی متن ثقیل و جملات درهم تنیده ای داشت
یک کلمه هم منظور کتاب رو نفهمیدم
خلاصه که جناب بکت بر ما ببخشایند
بخش خنده دار ماجرا: کتاب رو به عنوان کادوی تولد مرداد 95 برای خودم آنلاین سفارش داده بودم
Oct 10, 2015 Sara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reread, 2016, 2017
Supongo que para hacer una reseña de este libro debería empezar por el principio.
Mi "aventura" con Beckett comenzó en agosto, lo que ahora me parece tan lejano, extraño y ajeno... Estaba una buena tarde fisgoneando entre los libros de mi padre cuando di con Detritus y decidí leer un página cualquiera. Supongo que allí empezó todo.
Después de aquello di con algo que me hizo saber, desde el preciso instante en que lo leí, que de todos los libros de Beckett el que más habría de gustarme sería este y
Santiago Jiménez Quijano
Impresionante la forma en que Beckett logra llevar adelante por casi doscientas páginas un libro en el que no hay una historia que contar, ni un espacio que describir, ni se le puede asignar ninguno de los tiempos de una narración y en donde ni siquiera se sabe si hay uno o varios personajes. Solo sabemos que hay un narrador, pero ni él mismo sabe quién es. Sin duda es el libro más difícil de una trilogía nada fácil. Indispensable para quien quiera conocer los límites de la escritura (y probarse ...more
Brenda Dierckx
I am going to use this book as a punishment for my students when I'm a teacher.
Lee Foust
Sep 22, 2016 Lee Foust rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The Unnamable is about freedom. It's pretty easily the freest text Samuel Beckett ever wrote. All of the novels preceding it were infected with literature, Joyce, traditions of Irish humor, etc, to some extent, even as they strained--quite successfully at times--to break free of these fetters. Writing in French was an important step, freeing the authorial voice from much of its learned shackles of English literary style, enabling the voice to more freely and simply say what the voice wanted to s ...more
K.D. Absolutely
The final book in Beckett's trilogy is the most difficult to read. It felt like a novel that does not have any plot even if you try hard to interpret it so there will be some images that will stay in your mind when you finally close the book. There is just nothing except the ones that the unnamed narrator recalls pertaining to the earlier books, Molloy (4 stars) and Malone Dies (5 stars) or Beckett's other works like Murphy (5 stars), Mercier And Camier (3 stars) and Watt (4 stars). It was just ...more
Apr 15, 2014 Jeff rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
To me, the Unnameable was a blessed isolation chamber, where I was forced to confront the endless dis-ease of the mind – the dukkha of Buddhism I suppose. The finely crafted precision of the psychological observations were so beautiful and honest that it was love at first sight. Then the comic whiplash induced by watching sublime pearls of logic and poesy smash -land in scatological punchlines. And over and above that the slower wear and tear on the funny bone -- page after page of relentless lo ...more
May 04, 2010 Adam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In this final book in Beckett’s trilogy, not even character remains. The movement toward stasis found in Malone Dies is complete: there are only thoughts thinking themselves, ever rambling but never moving. The unnamable narrator tells brief tales of himself sitting, forever immobile and incommunicative, in a chair, other people orbiting as planets about him; he tells of a character living in a jar in front of a restaurant, and the joys of having a tarp placed over one’s jarred head; he tells of ...more
Nov 05, 2007 Jason rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After the second read it isn't so crazy, really! It's a poem, more than prose, a prayer even, and is best in small doses, in order to get the beauty of the language.

To me it could be one of the lost books of the Bible, something the Pharasies and/or the popes thought too crazy to include, maybe the Lost Book of Job or Jeremiah, maybe Cain. The character, the Unnamable, armless and legless voice that cries out throughout the one hundred odd pages could easily be the voice of all humanity, all th
I just can't. I can't. I made it through Molloy and Malone Dies with a combination of miserable frustration and deep delight, but 50 pages into The Unnamable I was...done. (I am deeply suspicious of the almost-five-star rating it's received on Goodreads...surely this is a book that a. almost nobody finishes and b. almost nobody understands? are the highly-rated reviews all from people who think that the incomprehensibility of a book is directly related to how good it is, or am I just a Philistin ...more
Oct 15, 2015 Cole rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This little tome, this great concentric spiral, as if that was not tautological, was the most challenging book I have ever read and I can’t decide if I hated it or loved it but I feel if either I feel I loved it more than hated it especially towards the end although the beginning too I loved more than hated but perhaps loved less than I loved the end of it or hated it less than hated the end of it, though I didn’t hate it so much as bristled against it and scratched my head in confusion, in some ...more
Alex V.
Reading Beckett's THE UNNAMEABLE felt like going to the eye doctor, when they put you in the lens machine and ask interminably "which is better: 1 or 2...1 or 2" when really neither is appreciably better but you have to choose and the optometrist is getting pissed because there is a waiting room full of patients who can choose and he or she is wasting her valuable training and time on you and all you are getting out of it is the same blurry vision you walked in with coupled with heightened anxie ...more
I'm done. I'm exhausted. I'm all Becketted out. Somehow, The Unnamable is even more abstract and frenetic and and disjointed than its predecessors in the trilogy. Impossibly, it has even less of a coherent thread to hold it together. Beckett's talent is undeniable, but after nearly 500 pages of aimless, unstructured meandering, the limits of my patience and sanity have truly been tested. I almost gave up. I wasn't sure whether I would make it. I enjoyed reading The Unnamable only intermittently. ...more
Stuart Kenny
Sep 05, 2011 Stuart Kenny rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The main character in this book is Narrative--not a narrator or a character, but Narrative itself. It is Narrative complaining to an Author it can't see about having to take on whatever shapes or personas the Author places on it. Narrative is the underlying structure upon which stories and characters are built, but Narrative has no fixed story or character and is Unnameable. Narrative wants to be left alone, for the stories to end. But Narrative never ends--it goes on even without an author dire ...more
Feb 26, 2017 Leonard rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In The Unnamable, the narrator asks " What am I to do, what shall I do, what should I do, in my situation, how proceed?" As if only a nameless person, perhaps a nonexistent person, can seek to act and to live. The narrator claims to have created Molloy, Malone and other characters in Samuel Beckett's novels, and like them, he also struggles to communicate reality and follows the same path toward non-existence.
Il y a suffisamment de critiques élogieuses de L'Innommable pour que je n'y ajoute pas la mienne. À aucun moment la lecture de ce dernier livre de la trilogie ne m'a semblé indispensable ; quasiment tout ce qu'on y lit Beckett l'a déjà fait dans Molloy ou dans Malone meurt.
Au lieu d'être prisonnier de sa chambre le personnage est prisonnier de sa propre tête ; et au lieu d'intervertir les récits narratifs de ses faux souvenirs avec des monologues intérieurs digressifs, nous avons ici presque uni
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Samuel Barclay Beckett was an Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet, who lived in France for most of his adult life. He wrote in both English and French. His work offers a bleak, tragicomic outlook on human nature, often coupled with black comedy and gallows humour.

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