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What is meant by the 'up mail' in 'All That Fall'

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message 1: by [deleted user] (new)

Hi there, fellow Beckett fans. I was hoping that someone could explain to me what is meant by the 'up mail' in 'All That Fall'. I read it last night and can't work out what he means by it. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks, Tom


message 2: by Steven (last edited Mar 02, 2012 10:12AM) (new)

Steven (steve_yetter) | 1 comments On a thematic level, "up mail" is a sexual pun (mail/male).

On a litereral level, I always assumed that this refers to the mail that was delivered when the train was heading "up" the tracks. If Beckett had Foxrock in mind, though no locale is specified, this would make the up mail that which was delivered when the train was heading up to Dublin as Foxrock is south of Dublin.


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