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Manuscript Genetics, Joyce's Know-How, Beckett's Nohow$
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Dirk Van Hulle

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780813032009

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813032009.001.0001

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Decomposition: L, M, S

Decomposition: L, M, S

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(p.162) 9 Decomposition: L, M, S
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Manuscript Genetics, Joyce's Know-How, Beckett's Nohow
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Dirk Van Hulle

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813032009.003.0010

This chapter discusses the subsequent decomposition of the work presented in Chapter 8, following the work's regress from large to small. It closes with Beckett's last text, Comment dire/what is the word, a deliberately unfinished attempt to write a single sentence. Beckett also draws attention to the creative potential of decomposition by means of a small change to a key motto: memento, homo, quia pulvis es, et in pulverem reverteris.

Keywords:   decomposition, work, regress, Beckett, creative potential, change, key motto, last text

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