Ruins true refuge long last towards which so many false time out of mind.

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sb70012

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Azerbaijani/Persian
Lessness
A Story by SAMUEL BECKETT (1970)
Ruins true refuge long last towards which so many false time out of mind. All sides endlessness earth sky as one no sound no stir. Grey face two pale blue little body heart beating only up right. Blacked out fallen open four walls over backwards true refuge issueless.
Lessness

Hi,
I can't figure out what the blue part wants to say us. Could you please be kind enough to clarify it to me?

Thank you.
 
  • The Newt

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    English - US
    Clarify Beckett; that would be a tall order! The idea may be "ruins (are the) true refuge (at) long last, towards which so many (false steps have been made?) time out of mind," but that's just one possible interpretation of a deliberately elliptical sentence.
     

    Myridon

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    English - US
    From a paper: "Lessness: Randomness, Consciousness and Meaning"
    by Elizabeth Drew and Mads Haahr
    Lessness: Randomness, Consciousness and Meaning
    Lessness is a prose piece by Samuel Beckett in which he used random permutation to order sentences. Although Lessness is linear prose, its orderly disorder calls for a reading process in which the reader works to untangle the threads of sameness and difference to discern the underlying structure, becoming aware of the usually unconscious processes of interpretation. Tightly interwoven contradictory perspectives drive the reader’s attempts at reconciliation.
     
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