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: The Epical Call to Voice At the Limits of Experience

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The voiceless voice and a subject-less – yet still (although barely) human – scribe: these two literary figures designating Blanchot's 'primal scene of the writer' are the subject for a reading of Beckett's . In analyzing a script that parodies an imperceptible, unrealizable speech uttered by no one to no one, the following article focuses upon the conundrum of narration; how 'light' suggests the involuntary, yet compulsory, mnemonic and phantasmal faculties of the demented witness/writer; and how the "coupling" in "part two" of the novel discloses the linguistically tormented limit-experience between self and unself – human and inhuman – toward neither.


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