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translatedAnthony by Uhlmann1 I'm Exhausted a wholelotmorethantired. is "It'snotjusttiredness, in The no for notjusttired, spiteoftheclimb."2 tired longer prepares any he therefore cannot realize smallest the (subjective): possibility possibility becauseyou neverrealizeall ofthe But remains, (objective). possibility it you possible, evenbring intobeingas yourealizesomeofit.Thetired all whiletheexhausted exhausts of the has onlyexhausted realization, Thetired no longer can buttheexhausted no longer can realize, possible. "That impossible should askedofme,good,whatelse the be possibilitate. a could be askedof me?" (Unnamable Thereis no morepossibility: 70). Does he exhaust possible the becausehe is himself relentless Spinozism. becausehe has exhausted possible? or the He exhausted, is he exhausted in himself exhausting possible, viceversa.He exhausts the and exhausts the is realized He that which not through possible. has had donewiththe all tiredness, toendyetagain."3 "for beyond possible, of God is theoriginary, theensemble allpossibility. possible or The is realizedin thederivative, are exwhereas tiredness, through only you before self-realization realizing or haustedbefore whatbirth, anything Whenyou realizesome of whatis soever("I gave up before birth").4 it'sinrelation certain to and I put goals, possible, projects preferences: on shoes to go out and slippers stayin. WhenI speak,whenI say for to "it's daytime," interlocutor the "it's possible.. .," example, responds, to I becausehe is waiting knowwhatpurpose wishthedayto serve: I'm states possible, in the but goingoutbecauseit's daytime.. .5 Language And I it preparing fora realization. doubtless can use theday to stayat I home:or forthat matter canstayat homedue to someother possibility But of ("it is night-time"). therealization thepossiblealwaysproceeds because presupposes it and exclusion, through preferences goalsthat vary, Itis these forever these all variations, substitutions, predecessors. replacing theseexclusive in...) disjunctions (daytime/night-time, out/staying going
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divides.' and "Yes. general in tosaythat is possible. arrangements) 204-206). permutation "sucking is known texts. playswithspace.buttoward You weretired something. may disjunctions but terms assert themselves morecrude. enough without with and nothappen the intermingling nothing abolishing realto is whichit laysclaim.inslippers go out. exhausted nothing. youno longer In shoesyoustayin.There onlypossible existence. vanquished in having conquered this waythe120modesofthetotal permutability: Overcome these fell on in perspectives by Murphy forward hisface the of beside biscuitswhichcould said truly of stars. you you or into does notmeanthat you fallintoindifferentiation. but The nothing. Knott. does not reserveany combination a singularuse thatwould exclude others-for whose circumstances yetto come. are is Of distance. is (Watt. by by and thedistinction terms of evenbe moreand subsist. theBeckettian All workis pervadedby exhaustive [exhaustives] Bartleby. no longer You even realize. games "[S]imple and now withthose"(Watt. boot--shoe--slipper). ofwhich couldnotpartake their but he in not fullness hehadlearnt toprefer one any until 57) any to other. 71). its its bed-door-window-fire: fifteen thousand face---on back--on side.That though accomplish. the without are Beckett's it."8 disjunction become and of with itself. thecelebrated and identified contraries. God. (Murphy. within everything son. nondecomposable an event. are 1995 #78. The has but inclusive. I would in not in formula of prefer to [English original]. is tosayexhausting Watt.4 Gilles Deleuze It is so tionofgoal. Watt the greatserialnovel. those it as be as the grass. from one that differed another.all signification.I was myfather I was my night.and makeuse ofdaysand nights. is night. 200-202. it since does it it's terms. (tallboy-on itsfeet--on head--onits its dressing-table--night-table--washstand. of Beckett's that with of series.now withthesetoys. Evenas early Murphy hero as the Molloy one ofthebetter overto thecombinatorial combinatoire] smallbisoffive [la giveshimself buton condition having of all preferential and of order cuits.they protagonists with possible play realizing a with possibility is more tooinvolved that and more in restricted kindto whatis still careabout The of in stones" happening.with no otherneed than to be withoutneed. footwear or offurniture (sock--stocking. is not It it it it is raining. no longer as togo outorstayin. who is theensemble thepossible. SubStance This content downloaded on Thu. thedisconnected their through sinceall they goodfor permutation.9 where Mr. ofwhich is that time Nothing. intermingles eachthing a modification. 10 Jan 2013 18:42:53 PM All use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions .6 you arenotpassive:you presson. is notraining. itsseries notably [Vpuisantes].
TheExhausted 5 the is The combinatorial the artor scienceof exhausting possible.The man who wishedto knoweverything exhausts object."'12 I not it Evenmorethanan art. becausehe has renounced need. combiner seatedat hisschool-desk: a learned "In is the school/Till wreck ofbody/Slow dull delirium/Or decrepitude decayofblood/Testy . of What matters himis theorder which for in to denuded sense. hausted. a curse It's from above. sufficiently withtablesand Indeed. example--the aboutthebrainof theleech. [l'dpuise(e)]" fault. 10 Jan 2013 18:42:53 PM All use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions . itthe onebe exhausted trust is or. beagonyincluded-inthemanner Malone "Theartofcombining notmy is cause. of thing: senseora penetrating a with fantastic of disjoined decomposition the"I. But onlytheexhausted exhaust can the inclusive through disjunctions. This content downloaded on Thu. Nacht Trflume of und takes SubStance 1995 #78.. is a science that demands The longstudy.. onlybecauseitssubject itself its but combinatorial is exand The et l'exhaustel." how to makean and stench and (mistakes included). how theI decomposes. and Here again. it condition accompany theexand it: they accomplish as muchas they haustedremainsseated at the school-desk. that Theposture theexhausted. tion.following combinations. it Beckett's at nothing. great things once--when is againnecessary--for that exhaustion to does not contributionlogicis to display (exhaustivity) a exhaustion: somewhat Nietzsche as occur without certain physiological the without degeneration." Butyou ves with integral proclaiming in if remain theabstract you do notshow "howit is. exhaustive theexhausted Must [1'exhaustif to to oneself thecombinatorial. indefinite exchange matheand matical of or formulations.Fortherest wouldsuggest guilty.1' order abolish real. leadsus toexhaustion. Only the exhaustedis sufficiently disinterested."13 Not that or wreck cometo interrupt on thecontrary. orsignificaall goal possible. "bowed head resting on handssitting thetableandhead sitting hands.he is obligedto replaceprojects scrupulous. a etl'endroit]a single of science thepossible.preference.as theexhausted says. botharenecessary in lated.A doubleinnocence. "inventory" of Dies. eventhetwo that or combinatorial exhausts that us. and."14 withthetable. indeed. thepursuit theformless the unformuand Thesearethetwosensesofexhaustion. vital showedthat scientific doesnotoccur ideal for conscientious as in thecase of theMan and theleech. on on headlevel hands. content are themselMany thework and thedeathofthe"I. decrepitude study. to the and authors toopolite. programs which be able to do two do whathe must.inclusive discombinatorial exhaustion? together-the Anditis perhaps thewrong like sideandtheright [l'envers side junctions." What joinedorrather for the Blanchot exactitude saysofMusilis equallytrue Beckett: greatest and themostextreme the of indeterminacy.
(Malone Butthis sitting" exhaustion. before a He is there and the "Was there born. . in or Tiredness affects action allitsstates. selfsame . longer tostir members. archaeologists. on "Head sunk crippled hands. captive to his headon hands. to The exhaustion relates theamnesic witness. wont. crawls gets whereas down. from To at leastto rollor crawl. sounds? for namesthepossible.. couldit or How object interpret ifwe into enter a combinatorial don'tknowitsname. Butwhyis theonewho is seatedon 269). somememories. to of and wouldno longer offer wordsthen realization thepossible. to for the without force watching thesignal sitting thatwill makeus drawourselves one lasttimeand lie down up [coup] stir forever."'6 either riseorlie down.. joined.6 Deleuze Gilles the Beckett's damned provide mostastonishing up againand duplicates." table and alonein a dark bowedon a board. canno longer evena memory.Lift pastheada moment see hispasthands.whennight falls. . Lyingdownis nevertheend..plant allowsno lying stir But he will. Seated. Future 59). 10 Jan 2013 18:42:53 PM All use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions ... as is their find will.Doubtless Macmann of gaitsand positions gallery postures. youcan'trecover. a by and bar"equally stable indiscernible itsfour on bases(Molloy. himin no able his himin a hole. than and lying downthan that remarked he felt sitting standing "happier was a phrase suited tiredness to than more to 70).theobject= X? Molloyfinds of"twocrosses at their of composed thing." "hands head "skull placepent in whichto awaitdeath.thelast word. every degree tiredness. stopsomeone crawling.veryspeciallanguagein of are whichtherelations objects identical therelations words.it's thepenulrisk if and is rested timate. Ifit "knife-holder"? of to is theambition thecombinatorial exhaust possible the withwords. before other being begins.. SubStance 1995 #78. a it a however. sinceDante. nottogetup. probably itas a religious usedinprayers sacrifices." (Unnamable.'s exhaustion remains at head in down and. you in chair berceuse]still in is Therocker herrocking [la imperfect this regard. would to but to the possibleits own (precisely themselves exhaustible) give reality. point intersection.however. whenI toorevolved thus? I havealways beensitting time at this No. ifthey oneinourruins.. there toomuch ofbeing enough. For tween assis.. empty sitting thetable. is One shouldperhaps beshe/it what'srequired that stop. How couldyou combine whathas no Language himself facedwitha smallstrange name." "Onenight he satathis as hands. a little It is themosthorrible position heap. havetoput you a jarwhere. voices.'7 distinguish and couch6 theoeuvre which Beckett's oeuvre alonearefinal. here. mustconstitutemetalanguage. between is seatedexhaustion thetiredness lies and there a difference that stuck. spot for for thelookout words. This content downloaded on Thu. seatedis thewitness only which other the whiledeveloping around of turns.
when the themselves. linguistic you and and chopatoms. and and Watt. jerky. a To within combinatorial. "Minimally No more. is stilla It Other. is this that words. is tosaythe that worlds another. Let'scalllanguage[langue this language where enumeration Beckett-disjunctive. a that with atoms with but voices. phy. dominates problem. their voicesand their stories? exhaust possible thisnew sense. following force that voiceshave. dry youexhaust words you up It tohavedonenowwith theflow. following silences they are sometimes tilltheyfalldumbfora sometimes weak. I atomic in (Ill 93). howmight be recognized? one mustrelatethepossiblilia To exhaustthe possible. a towhich voicesconfer reality is always that the variable. trim you corpuscles." (Unnamable. They strong. combinatorial replace syntactic the ofnames.one mustrelatethem the whopronounce them-or Others emit secrete them-followrather. 82). possible with their with their voicesthat them only the towhich objects."20 wouldhavetosucceed speaking them.Butifyou hopethusto exhaust possiblewithwords. Mahoodand company: howdo youputan endto them. of moment silence tiredness). is all very talking. to zerothe As less. the the that make.andrevocable." Others than that which their voicesgivethem their in It world. 10 Jan 2013 18:42:53 PM All use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions .you mustagain To in the confront problem theexhaustive of the evenifitmeansfalling into series.18 and it be thelastword. them. or (objects that tothewords them inclusive "things") designate through disjunctions. hencethenecessity mustequallyhope to exhaust for fora language no longer thatofnamesbut of another II. language no longer operates combinable The that blendable flows. that and flows alternately distinct. What will 28).'9 is Murpossible Mercier all theothers-"Mahood Co. replaces proposirelations and relations-alanguage tions. voicesarewavesor flows direct distribute and When exhaust possible the with words. a simple "it welltokeepsilence. havenotexpected/waited me [nem'ont for is and other than foreign. abrupt. is alwaysan the it pasattendu] there nolanguage of the thathe possesses speaking. This intermingle become ingthe moment notwithout is to relation thefirst: is alwaysan it verycomplex since words Other whospeaks. I] infinite" Seen. The on: workfrom Unnamable a true Beckett's not tiredsilence. the one also to consider kindofsilence keeps"Unnamable. "owner" objects by but matter thepossible. you wordsthemselves.TheExhausted 7 Wellon thewaytoinexistence. This content downloaded on Thu. howis in of but You that achieved without introducing yourself into the series. Now they and (a separate evenopposeone and TheOthers. compose"stories. metalanguage. in a newfashion: Others possible of the are worlds. exhaust to words. an "aporia. without 1995 SubStance #78. onehas nesswith but because. nowthey merge. give reality The have no reality other theycan lay claim. second.
on theinexhaustible Mahood?Or. two between voicesor two terms. to thatnevercease to move voices. "How manyof us are there alAndwhois holding forth themoment? towhom? at And together. at but I the I in unnamable.onthe I other hand. the by although of ceasetopierce with us unbearable memories. morestory.21 Thissomething seen Ho. ."23is extremely It difficultmakea pureimage.Allso seenunsaid"(Worstward 124). voices. theexhausted. its haustible MahoodandWorm exhausted. There therefore is a language [langue that longer III no relates lanIII] to that and nor guage[lelangage] objects canbe enumerated combined.8 Gilles Deleuze their each of themagain. This content downloaded on Thu. of in variations voice.so effectively I couldonlyspeakof withthevoice of Mahood.thatis nothing image. exhausted. times ifonespeaks theother.. is no longer matter two It a of a with I imagining "whole"oftheseries language(combinatorial imagination"sullied reason"). going and two to or three onespeaks if down. (ibid.etc.22 is extremely these adhesions from image as toreach point "Imaginathe so the of away tion Dead Imagine. cruelty voiceswillnever absurd stories undesirable or difficult tear to all It company. wouldhaveto again of arrive I. Theaporia be will (How Company).becomeWorm. to unsulbut at thepointwhereit suddenly lied. Other I arethesame the the and thesamedead foreign person. notas a term theseries. company? goingup. Long since without beingknown.128-29. Thenall seen as onlythen. theflow. visualor aural. ortears if tosimple to tiredness. 10 Jan 2013 18:42:53 PM All use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions . times totheother still of another? ItIs. How do youimagine wholethat keep will How do you makea wholewiththeseries. orheardis calledImage. beingin turn Murphy. Molloy. arriving SubStance 1995 #78.without "prolonging" goingthrough without Watt.and could onlybe Wormby again myself Mahood (Unnamable. language."the antithat Mahood.and falling Malone. as itslimit. undimmed All that wordsdim.. before learnthat well there no moreposis you a no 115). long timesince(Unnamable. youcouldn't about--hiatuses. without knowing The inexhis it. Aporia is composedof the inex84). reached wellbefore knowthat already you theseriesis exhausted."denudedofall voice. perhaps anywhere.. Undimmed.but to immanent limits transmitting holes account attributing them for. sibility. ofinventing or stories making or inventories of by II memories withlanguage (imagination sullied memory).When coming nohowon. itis liberated from the provided it in chains was kept bytheother languages. solvedifyou consider thelimit theseries notat thelimit the that of is of but between terms. finally? Andaboutwhat?" a 14). becoming haustible seriesof all theseexhausteds. all alone sitting the dark.they didn't expand suddenly welcome something from outside elsewhere: or for "Blanks whenwordsgone.
" don'tunderstand thepowerofsuchimages. mediocre? a porcelain quite sculpture image by a Lichtenstein. is thewayitis burdened words with and memories stories: it calculations.24 an from totime time To make image ("it'sdoneI've madetheimage"). insert Andsometimes will this into into in occur silence. three frogs exquise. has oncethetime come:"l'heure In Watt. they notmemories are no" (HowIt Is. the to its its its it of and. Love. This content downloaded on Thu.... namesandvoices. of Ping:"Pingimageonlyjust almost neverone secondlight timeblue and whitein thewind" (Ping.A and ascending as rational. imageis a little The visualor refrain. run In Beckett's books. draggedalongby music. illwill. hand.almostaphasic. aural. sixty high. 97).. that images. a a little and greenwithwhiteand red stains. important thepureimage It that very itself language. have anyother can art. of Whatis tedious aboutthelanguage of sounding.TheExhausted 9 in of nor retaining nothing thepersonal. a little white.. painting. is. loyalties.evenifthecontents the In arequiteimpoverished... Krik intermingle songs. becomes speech. nevertheless. its and Krak. loosenthegrip words. eyes . of to which lacksform. This that or but III. it Sometimes is a verydistinctive flat-toned 150). to of to of so up as to disengage itself from and amlittle memory reason: alogical image. themoment by voicesseemtohavedied.. is language neither ofnames ofvoices. goal. First the (135-37). elements theimage come. means an ordinary of at whenthe silence.26 imageis notan object a "process.. ofthe appears all itssingularity. intothe indefinite into a celestialstate. in in nesic.28 finally. centimeters stands brown-trunked topped tree. dry theoozing voices. 10 Jan 2013 18:42:53 PM All use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions . can'thelp itself. a flanked a little cloudanda corner skyatdifferent of with ballofgreen by and what force! asksnothing One totheleft theright: either more. a some blueand a little a woman..Butsometimes willhappenat thesignalof this in an inducing term thecurrent thevoice."25 their eachwith owncadence. Krek. through form-theforce gathers makethevoidor its"internal to it through tension"---or toboreholes. coloring.as ifpredeterof that an Openeror Presenter describes the who all mined. however the of simple they appearfrom point viewoftheobject. of music.now standing thevoid. male Image-refrains through a watches patchof starry as it comesand goes and the protagonist sky female protagonist singsin a low voice.. capablein its turn SubStance 1995 #78.now shivering the The but We open. still And sometimes voicemanages master repugnances.The pointis.27 voice.. theimagedoesn't itself define the of but its through sublimeness itscontent. heights ofBramvan Veldeor Beethoven. smallfieldwithcrocuses "little scenes in thelight butnotoften as ifa light no went yes yes sheep: onyesas ifyes. mouth. preexisting. he callsthat life the aboveyes.
suffuses theater. Language all withtheindefinite. spacewould the refrain ritournelle it [une appearto theone who traverses as a propulsive All and gaits. III notonlyproceeds with butwithspaces. andpotentiality belongs the then.Andjustas images. ina Lied. WiththePingsthat release aremixed that releasestrange images Jumps in A movements spatial is directions.10 Gilles Deleuze for the and a as or image.but it opposesitself all our pseudoitself: "neither northere here whereall the placesand defines qualified fare ever nearer anywhere from to nor footsteps fellcan never anywhere to further as 181). the thenovels(TheUnnamable). as the of Spaceenjoys potentialitieslongas itmakes realization events it itself to realization.prerecorded for imagethat eachcase There a specificity theworks of is to for is in theprocess taking shape. the then busttowards south theleft the and leg the towards north that gait 28). space mustalwaysbe any-space-whatever [une pletely disused. leg all sinceitencompasses thecardinal the the points. a I butfollowing special voiceswith combination: images.theconsideration thespacegivesa newsense of to and a newobject exhaustion: exhaust potentialitiesany-spaceto the of whatever." of space. bursts in the out through theater radio. This content downloaded on Thu. with its routes language culminating Watt. these form decay. "vastness. fourth evidently being direction whence comes from one without from further moving anywhere of all directions whilenevertheless away. reunite III. itmayevenbe that which well-trodden. making itself music color making verbal can wordsand of an image. (Watt. theplane and thevolume. to theone who has madeit as a visualor auralrefrain. findsthe secret its asof Actwithout Words.31 is populated. 10 Jan 2013 18:42:53 PM All use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions .It is a matter covering possible in line. Thatis. Days. traversing III. espace although entirely quelconque]. wayofwalking nolessa refrain than a songor a little colored vision:an example others thegaitof is among whomoves eastbyturning busttowards north throwing his the and Watt.unassigned. Any-space-whatever to we populateand treadupon. languageis that II traces multiple ofthenovels.29Language then.32 and positions images motrice]--postures. the theright towards south. geometrically a with sides determined square such-and-such anddiagonals.30 is the but Thisoutside language notonly image. of and of going a straight Anidentity theupright theflat. possible: precedes SubStance 1995 #78. circle with (a a cylinder meters roundand sixteen such-and-such zones.But language bornof thenovel(HowIt Is). thewhileremaining theimagemustcomply comthe determined. Catastrophe) (Happy a in in voice an semblage television.Just theimagewouldappear away"(For EndYetAgain.as in a poem. We recognize this is exhaustive. television. "fifty high").
place. neversure of having are go in the succeeded making image. theenergy--mad. image a very by space.3 We willnot existence. dark. gaze at it" [Disjecta. even musicians.is notthe in It contents are that meager energy in theimage. This content downloaded on Thu. thattheimagesneverlastlong.150). is for whenWinnie there a time images. they particles.Theberceuse very refrain tends is a propulsive that towards ownend.then. imagequickly The endsand dissipates becauseit is itself meansofhaving the done. dissipation their of condensed Like ultimate neverlast long. 10 Jan 2013 18:42:53 PM All use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions . uncertainty on is thateven painters.that areabouttomaketheimage. a There a time images. itis notonly 68).an hour closetothelast. but and readyto eximportant captive. till. end. breaking combination wordsand theflowof voices.whichalready possible.as restricted that whenshe will say "la terre juste"["Theearth verytight"] est is (Happy and une The made 40-41)." presently. When the (The End." spaceis no sooner Days.theendofall possibility. says protagonist "Enough.It captures ofthepossible as to all so makeitleap. the SubStance 1995 #78. one "I'vemadetheimage. we Anditis likewise for the has short then life. nature. a means exhausting possible? time might of the This it be proposed specific said that image. "image only just almost never one second" (Ping. wellas standing thevoidoutside an in as and also space." "shorter and possible it endsabruptly The of shorter. has a veryrestricted as whichsqueezesWinnie. more an invent entity wouldbe Art. Godard"juste image.and Pingreleases energy. into than contracts a "pinhole"likethe it ina micro-fraction oftime: image an identical certain darkthatalonecertain ashescan".TheExhausted 11 But wasn'tthisequallythecase fortheimage. smile. isnomore there Theonly that us makes possibility. 106). inserting the of themselves. perhaps. space:if. visions" becausehe is disgusted with but haveephemeral them.however on smallor It the that us simple? is."34 fourways ofexhausting possible: Thereare. What has on great painter notreflected his deathbed havingfailedto makea singleimage. combustion. she feels can singl'Heure exquise." is becausethis it time itis finished. teaches that we havemadeit. butitis a moment neartheend. theimageis dissipative. energy (Murphy. right is for moment can whenthey appear. becausethey only "No bluetheblueis done"(HowIt Is.hastening ofthe its all towardthatend in going "faster and faster.. to one sideofwords. gaze ('"Istoodfor of our image minutes Professor to three before Pater's 123]). that an capableofmaking imagelast:the the endures furtive moment ourpleasure.. stores a fantastic up potential it that detonates dissipating.rather. and stories memories.When says."againthat "pingsilence pingover. 141-42).The imagesmerge plode-thatensures the the withthedetonation. enough.
dimensions. is a square. any-protagonistswhatever who traverse square. presents and still itforces tobecome further. poem.each following givencourseand the a You direction. gaps.. other protagonists it traverse ceaselessly. canalways causethem affectdistinguishing color.It has an ensemble Beckett that describes follows: as "Fourpossible solosallgiven. is a closed. movement. und will songand music.theextenuated the is the and The lasttwowaysare united language thelanguage in of III. side side.extenuate potentialitiesspace the of . in lessitwas born thenovels novellas passedthrough theater. lacking lacking it is perfectly certain it has no other determined. voice.dryup theflowofvoices Gilles Deleuze . it.oritssilences. who and and wearlong slight.dissipate poweroftheimage.or soundoffootsteps.Quadis a refrain is essentially with shufflingslippers music-like soundofrats.. It defined.. voiceand poem. willbe Spacewithsilence and eventually music. following thefour corners thesquare:itis a [musical] of canon. solely but with Theseries has objects objectless journey. globally any-space-whatever.distinct from first the two. be Imagewith the will Spacewith presenting andmusic.. asexual. But in sound.form exhaustive seriesof things . thisis a meansofrecognizing them. possessing than determinations itsformal vertices cenand singularities. in andspaces. song. theappearance disappearance theprotagonists and of at again. a quadrilateral.but clouds. 10 Jan 2013 18:42:53 PM All use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions .1995 This content downloaded on Thu. equidistant or no contents occupants thefour than similar who ter. While words.35 an order. etc. possible Six duosallgiven Four all trios (two twice). themselves areonlyspatially in determined. of refrain theseries. Eventheprotagonists. a to light. dissipated. the of for the propulsive. to it waxesagainand wanes according which waxesand wanes.12 .Ghost willbe Trio Quad voice . rises or It with but images up becomes initsholes.Doubtspeech image. and and the butitis in television itcomes that intoitsown. are short.. to them thefactthat but withcowls. themselves areafthey they fected nothing other than their and order position. Theform the is which nolonger is concerned with here tobe combined.have nothing individualize gowns a each departs from vertex from cardinal as a point.Nacht Trilume be Imagewithsilence. Quad. possible SubStance #78. taut its Now itoperates through now it makesuse of a recorded voicethat silence. driedup. has a continuous It course the of traversed: diagonal. the Theexhausted theexhaustive. Theseareunaffected by in that protagonists an unaffectable space.. following succession segments . remains relationship language.
nimble central this aside. is in to exhausted protagonists is notthesameas tiredness) define itself? The whatcanexhaustion (which of realizeand tireat thefour corners thesquare. the That. quartet twice. possibility something The that of sibility some place realizesit. The tire to of four times). the SubStance 1995 #78. it moving possibility of or the and thecourse theseries. . order. The similarities between work the of Quad is closetoa ballet. It is "track. thesquare.37 of three four them-following order that The center precisely place wherethey is cometogether.TheExhausted 13 a quartet times.On itno twoevermeet"(Closed for 199J.To exhaustspaceis toextenuate potentiality its through rendering meeting any The solution theproblem to from now on is foundin this impossible. among of of possibility event--the potentiality thecorresponding space. 10 Jan 2013 18:42:53 PM All use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions . rapidsidestep little jumpthat foresees coming the and it. general Beckett modern and ballet numerous: abandonment all privilegare the of the of stature. they accomplish one might is where where diagonals the cross. bodiesavoideach of The other but respectively. of But thepossibleis accomplished independently thisnumber. is thespacethat depotentialized. say. 200). protagonists according thenumber realizations. theonly meeting. clear: with text Beckett's is perfectly itis concerned exhausting space. The four the twice" (Quad451-452). syncope. absolute character sucha gesture.alongthe protagonists and exhaust thecenter But at of sides. each also sidesteps to but in together to solitude avoidthecenter. takesawaynothing together averts Repetition ofthedecisive.thisswerving this this this or hiatus. is the an that event is itself that is realized thespaceunder in possible possibility that realizesitself theposand consideration.. tiredness a minor and But of aspect theenterprise. steps of a combinationrealized is concerns number times possible the which (for the trios the twooftheduosarerealized twice.the substitution any-space-whatever designatedareas. of is It potentiality thesquarelies.36 given in all more it render movement the the andtheensemble. punctuation. four example. notan event others. disconnecting. swayof thehips. and might their their is but collision. agglutination bodiesas a meansofkeeping ingofvertical of for upright.The potentiality thesquareis the thatthefour bodiesthatinhabit will collide-two. the by whoexhaust Theproblem this: relation it.ust wide enough one. course. This content downloaded on Thu.and thediagonals. Space. the tire out no There's doubtthat protagonists themselves and willdrag is their more more. inexorable that is likea conveyor that belt makes and without moving objects appear object. Theysidestep at the center avoid each other.Potentialitya doublepossibility. theyavoid thecenter absolutely. disappear.
Theseobjects thespaceare in opaque window. Quad.. "Ghost Trio" by television Beckett givesititstitle. previously not as of mined."stress "a of a wavering." is needednotonlyforthewalking thehiatus.38 displays traits. if in or of as among onewereaboutto abandon keyfor the another for or nothing. punctuation. gap that punctuates nothing thesilence thelatest of if these But.thewindow. in Quad:a succession uniform bands. appropriation danceof the the by anditsaccidents. auralsurface alongmelodic compound a continual.. a roleelsewhere.to whichit is so well whywas it notused to accompany suited? is another because there is Why itusedtopunctuate piece? Perhaps no needfor toillustratemusic a in developing its Quad which. given what by is a other than opens.and as RobertBresson SubStance 1995 #78. a above. swallowed.Atfirst areaseems it: designated theelements occupy the by the the But elements are floor. obsessional. by of different as well:a sort central erosion first that arisesas a threat thing thebass andis expressed thetrill wavering thepiano.assists in thecomand of of of position. A It is also closetoa musical work. in a completely but different manner from exhausting the that Quad. tworefrains. doorwithout of a of a an succession.completely determined. pallet. which Beckett us uses. there an altogether But is obsessive. slipsaway. the AndBeckett underlines thiseach just he a time speaksofBeethoven:previously unheard-of ofdissonances.14 Gilles Deleuze of as substitution a "gestus" a logicofpostures positions all story and for or narrative.. these and thevoice namesthemin turnwhilethe camera defunctionalized. art a a hiatus. ghostly Trio Ghost includes voiceand music. palletseenfrom identical parts space. differently has dimension. work Beethoven. in showsthem close-up-homogenous rectangular homologous grey parts toan identical the nuances grey: order of in of space. punctuation dehiscence. 10 Jan 2013 18:42:53 PM All use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions . but the thedissonance.specimen wall. its potentialities. the tearing intoa ghostly dimension where dissonances the would surface. and The appearsin another piecefor by of secondmovement theTrio. theTrioeffectively ending. distinguished by only a specimen floor. globally. This content downloaded on Thu. is also concerned It withspace.Itis therefore to of inthe strictly any-space-whatever defined butit is locally detersense. movement.It is walking that notsurprising Beckett that of requests thewalkers Quadhave "some It ballettraining.It is grey in in any-space-whatever fragmentation. plunging comeonlytopunctuate silence. decomposition recomposition a theme twomotifs.thedoor. knob. close-ups. questfora minimalism. acquisition gestural the of dissonances. is liketheincrease decrease a moreor less dense It and of and harmonic its traversed lines. walls.
or thesecondstepofdepotentialization. is and exterior to thespacein a closedshot. require withcuts:everythingnotedand quantified. intowhichall space is It swallowed. and through necessity. 10 Jan 2013 18:42:53 PM All use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions . step Ofcourse globalspacehad first the beengiven longshot.eachin itsownway.Make them . substitutions. cause thespace oftheTrio onlydetermined three is on sides. operating is zoomexplores Snow:a 45-minute example WavelengthMichael by anyit its rectangular-space-whatever. even in But where camera fixed raised. door to theeast.thewindowto the the of north.witha singlecentral but potentiality. out ontoa rainy the flat its void. a as them newinterdependence" (Bresson. shots. to Disconnect is 95-96). Fragmentationthe ofspace. the hereitis notas in Quad. It beingconstituted themobile by is nottheclosedspace ofQuad.those grey that constitute totherequirementseachlocalized of treatspaceaccording ment..north and west. properly ghostly.And as theseare parts space. these But are all of into parts plunge thevoid."wherethe wavering ticularly case in Beethoven's SubStance 1995 #78. This content downloaded on Thu. one might of of say. theevents encounters rejecting during them witha ghostly existence by progression onlyendowing (through for until joinsthebackground it wall negative superimposition. south the wallofthecamera."thestory thediminution a pure Butapartfrom fact the that Beckett does notlikespecial potentiality. to music where music that to corresponds Beethoven's manages punctuate thesilence where "pathofsoundssuspended giddy and a in no heights" links but"unfathomable ofsilence. windowlooking plunge.east. wellas their succession. conditions theproblem. only unfathomable Suchis thenew. It connection. thepoint viewofa localized that camera mobile.A famous camera."39 the of from of effects. night. do not want to fall into representation Isolate the parts. is. is beis This discontinuous. example) thatis decorated withan imageof empty sea. a Ofcourse globalspacecanbe exhausted thesimple through powerofa fixed immobile continuous. also (andthese thedepths Trio)."40 is parThis longer anything abysses the and the "Trio. first in a depotentialization the taking backroad.themovements thecamera of and thecutsconstitute passagefrom to the the one as their all bands other.eachsummoning voidintowhich the they thedooropening ontoan obscure the corridor..TheExhausted 15 for "is if indicated thefilmic fragmentation indispensable you approach. totally palletsummoning private Andthey this wellthat passageandsuccession do so the from partto one another serves toconnect link or voids. palletto thewest. traveling the be with and reconstruction. operating. a the space withthree potentialities. continuously. independent a way ofgiving them allowa newconnection. and a with zoom.
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the the are The trios numerous: voice.TheExhausted 17 music hurled. doorto principal three to the to the theeast.Theface playsoutitslastamplified theastonishingly deceitful cunning starts smile. There a mirror Ghost is in Trio notonlycomposed has role itself that an important and distinguishes from seriesdoorthe becauseitis notvisible from "camera's the window-pallet long-shot posinotfigure thepresentationsthebeginning.. it the We door. ifitwerea pieceofbad news. truth. in at tion"and does moreover. a close-up we we in first time.. a from from is Beethoven's into music. tobring longawaited since is At orderto stopeverything. head ofthepallet? haveseenthisbefore.themusic. things. This content downloaded on Thu.thelatest for from Joe).thechild. 10 Jan 2013 18:42:53 PM All use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions . woman. pallet thewest. a transmutation silence. as similar blindand floating the has treated three parts. onlytime prophesying is taken surprise. the from it. as but the be coming. it will be pairedwiththe cassette-player same ("Smallgreyrectangle.Butwe ofspace. in sources simple. by caught leans off for guard-"Ah!"-is whentheprotagonist overthemirror the before canseeit. of secondmovement the"Trio" bars.butofimages.When atlastsee themirror. thecontrary.Language is that III protagonist ofspace. is the shot intothis connecting voidsand the phantom that a like to silences.theprotagonist extenuated thepotentialitiesthespace: woman Eventhepallet so flat is that the hehasmade arrival the of impossible. think he is afraid feels that must not menaced.. no longer hopesorwaitsfor woman. is he before is able to understand it becausetheendwillhave long happened will until has happened:"everything continue automatically. all has of thevoid. potentialities he her"(410). the the voice Further. the on He butnothere.Whydoestheprotagonist the mence. followingridge-line a limit infinity. Eh wished is at hand:music(absent theenddevoutly done.thespace. three positions thecamera. dimensions thecassette-player") rather with three as than the (413). theorder arrives stopeverything" to silent 115). whydoes he againgo to the longafter voicehas gonesilent. is end. to nevertheless recomitbearswitness itsvoid. And whenthelittle itis nottoannounce the that woman not will suddenly messenger appears. to and smile someone in of of with endpoint his"testy the delirium": hasmade image. inseparable In in it insofar he as to tendency abolition thevoidsthat connects.All oftheTrio organized have to He onlyawaitstheend.thewindow. leastthe has a meansofsensing theendis at hand. everything truly finished. (Unnamable. of the the theman.42 he contact the SubStance 1995 #78. Image-thefaceof theabominable protagonist-leaps The imageabandonsits base to becomea floating whilethe close-up. shot. Thevoicesays:"He willnowthink hears this in and was true EhJoe. window thenorth.
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Ed. the of Royaumont. Klossowski.[The smilehere.Happy Oh It borrowed Yeats from Daysl lesbeaux pp.63. by in purely Embers. JimLewis...and nota half. The voice-image visual scission have contrary can in it consequences: Beckett."] in and on meditations 37..The voiceis raised to evokewhatis buriedin theearth likea stillactivepotential. "Amor intellectualis quo se amat.. The whomwe hearwalking conditions: on radiophonic that pebbles close to the sea. p. had 342:on thefilm Snow. Cf." Murphy ipsum p. a supposition explainedin thenextparagraph.). Andr6 flottements. Andr6Bernold. Cf.suddenly is Roberte spirit [l'esprit] Roberte. But they and of cease responding.potentialization matter.. ["Sur-marionnettes..oroftheFigure. 3/4. gonetopieces. letter Axel Kaun. p. musical to the of connection silences and thepassagefrom musicto silence. de Minuit.but clouds. "which soarsstraight towards wrong andstays the a keynote there.Beckett underlines Beethoven punctuation "a ArcadePublishing. quoted in New York." or literally.] 43. of into by 45.. in linksinvocation revocation relation and forhispart. [In herFrench (quotedherebyDeleuze) EdithFournier "all in this way Beckett'sphrase "all given" as "tous ainsi 6puises.Dream FairtoMiddling of Women.NotablyforEh Joe. protagonist. coherence in on on has commented thesetextsof Beckett's Beethoven a verybeautiful article. Beckett's cameraman the pieces fortelevision for producedin to cases ("Beckett et speaksoftechnical Stuttgart. exhausted. the ofdehiscence. of of appearsin quite in similar terms Bacon'spainting. thepotentiality theauralspace beingexhausted.Beckett made an analogousoperation.whichis notindicated thewritten of Ghost Trio. 42." D6tail.whose theories theater of bear morethan it for which produced." key (Anthony of is a matter a depotentialization space. This is fromthe greatsixthchapterof Murphy. 46.. 38. on punctuation." (Roberte soir. of corners thelips to enter a quarter a centimeter theimage. the quickly sound ofthesea engulfs everything.breaths. lectures. The problem thedissipation theimage. problems corresponding thesethree la camera. [Deleuze discussestheCheshire Cat's smilein TheLogic Sense.. 47. 39. P. 40.The Exhausted 27 translates translation 36.is thecontrary Ho.Molloy TheUnnamable include. 48.. Sitney. eachoftheir beginnings. ofthe or but.Cf. 172. 28. "Testydelirium" the ["'he appearsin theYeatspoemquotedin . And.Before but Snow.371 ff. ce Ed.Worstward SubStance 1995 #78." Deleuze is perhapsreferring to theworkofHeinhere richvon Kleistand Edward GordonCraig. Similar "rather thannaming the (Atthe phrasesarefoundinKlossowski: of becomestheobject purespirit. on thecontrary. in text is Tower"]. 31).and theletter 1937toAxelKaun of in extract now been publishedin fullby has Dream [Bothquoted in Disjecta.A. Bernold 49].note sur Beckett No. film thedrie. Kincksieck."[Disjecta.itis. p."Revued'esth&thique. p. 1991. 1932. 26. This content downloaded on Thu. "Cupio dissolvi. withvoices.. is a phrase Hawk'sWell)..in theStraubs Marguerite a A of Duras. voice is raisedto speak of whathappenedin theempty Voicesare raisedto speak ofan ancient space presented. Atelierde la Fondation musicien.Musicologists analyzing secondmovement in Trioemphasizethenotation tremolo thepiano thatare followed of Beethoven's by Burton). of thecoming together twobodies. Cf. jours. Beckett wanted the p. 49.1993]. 74-75. in "Le structurel" Cinema. 10 Jan 2013 18:42:53 PM All use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions .] of 44. ball thattookplace in thesame hall as thesilent ball puton today. evokes sound-memories respondto his call. 41. Disjecta.
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