Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Samuel Beckett

The sun shone, having no alternative, on the nothing new.
Opening line of the novel Murphy, by Samuel Beckett
Beckett's reworking of (King James version) line 1.9 from Ecclesiastes. The latter link to wikipedia has an illuminating section on 'vanity'.

1 comment:

jt said...

I think Ecclesiastes is one of the most fascinating texts in the bible. Very apt for the po-mo conditions we live in today, very miserable.