Tuesday, October 03, 2017
What Do You Want To Do?
Lowenfels expounded on his theory of anonymity at great length, especially in the relationship of art to the desolate condition of society. Beckett, according to Lowenfels, nodded, but said nothing:An appropriate verse for Beckett to meditate on might have been Inferno 21.139:
Finally I [Lowenfels] burst out, "You sit there saying nothing while the world is going to pieces. What do you want? What do you want to do?"25 "Ibid." I.e. (from note 24) Walter Lowenfels, "The Paris Years, 1926-1934", Expatriate Review, No. 1 (Summer 1971), p. 13.
He [Beckett] crossed his long legs and drawled, "Walter, all I want to do is sit on my ass and fart and think of Dante."25
ed elli avea del cul fatto trombetta.
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