From which Samuel Beckett novel is this?
June 11, 2014 3:14 AM Subscribe
Looking for a specific passage in a Samuel Beckett novel (probably from Watt or Murphy). I'm pretty certain this is from one of his early novels, rather than any of his other works.
posted by cincinnatus c to Writing & Language (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The passage is a short paragraph (short for Beckett at least), consisting entirely of rhymed pairs of words (possibly joined by "and").
The only words I can actually remember are "pricks" and "kicks" (however, I don't think the passage is in More Kicks Than Pricks, though it's possible). Something a bit like one of these:
The pricks and the kicks, the hits and the shits, the slips and the clips, the swipes and the wipes etc.
The pricks, the kicks, the hits, the shits, the slips, the clips, the swipes, the wipes etc.
The actual words used here are just for example, but this is the structure used for the entire paragraph.
Which novel am I thinking of?