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Stirrings Still (Beckett Short)

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A dense interior monologue, Stirrings Still was written by Beckett in 1987 and 1988, when he had become increasingly reflective about his life. It portrays, in Beckett's spare style, a "consciousness" exploring a "self," faced with uncertainties about its own existence. Stirring Still is a spellbinding work, full of a sense of farewell.
Paperback, 28 pages
Published January 31st 1999 by Riverrun Pr (first published January 1st 1989)
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rafael m~fausto
"Une nuit donc ou un jour assis à sa table la tête sur les mains il se vit se
lever et partir. D’abord se lever sans plus accroché à la table. Puis se
rasseoir. Puis se lever à nouveau accroché à la table à nouveau. Puis partir.
Commencer à partir. Pieds invisibles commencer à partir. A pas si lents
que seul en faisait foi le changement de place. Comme lorsqu’il
disparaissait le temps d’apparaître plus tard à nouveau à une nouvelle
place. Puis disparaissait à nouvea
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James
Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“One night as he sat at his table head on hands, he saw himself rise and go.”

“Stirrings Still” is the last piece of sustained writing Beckett did before his death in 1989. As the title implies, he still, even after the apparent finality of “Worstward Ho”, has some last something to express. He seems to be expressing that final moment of separation, of letting go, just before the final oblivion is attained.

What is remarkable is that , after the compressed stream-of-conscio
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Joost van Hoek
Sep 14, 2019 rated it it was ok
Ik wilde Beckett toch eens proberen te lezen: het is een klassieke schrijver. Het verhaal pakt me echter niet en ik blijf het daardoor rationeel bekijken. Ik denk dat ik er te dom voor ben. Misschien over een jaar of vijf weer proberen.
Antonio Delgado
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Even toward the end Beckett’s work shows the impossibility of knowing, of knowing the present and, even toward the end, what it’s about to be left behind.
Cassandre
Aug 27, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Puis long silence long tout court ou si long que peut-être plus rien et puis à nouveau depuis ses tréfonds à peine un murmure oh qu'il serait et ici le mot perdu que de finir là où jamais avant."

A la fois magnifique et dérangeant. Certaines phrases sont à relire plusieurs fois, jusqu'à ce qu'elles prennent forme et dégagent une ébauche de sens, ou alors on ne comprend pas, et l'on reste sur le ressenti. Déroutant. Entre errance et enfermement. Peut être qu'il faut être taré pour êtr
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Beautiful. Great edition (North Star Line).
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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.

Beckett is widely regarded as among the most influential writers of the 20th century. Strongl
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