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Ellinor's Litventures

This blog is about my literary adventures in different genres. I like variety in my reading and will read books from most genres but particulary book with some literary merit.

Worstward ho. Aufs Schlimmste zu - Samuel Beckett Worstward Ho was my first Beckett. I was utterly fascinated by this book even though it doesn't have an actual plot. To me is also doesn't seem like prose but more like a poem. Beckett uses very short sentences, repeats lots of words and lines and also creates many neologisms which are often contradictory in themselves (e.g. the bestworst). If I had more time I'd like to do a thorough analysis of the book. Even though there is no real plot I understood what Beckett wants to tell the reader which is another thing I find amazing. The work also makes me curious about the rest of Beckett's work. The are several more of his books on the 1001 list so I shall find out soon.