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too sacred to be uttered

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discovered a kind of unnamable grimness that drew them in.
Why demonize those who truly suffered and knew what it was like to take the blows, to be made to sit on blocks of ice, to be made to drink urine and eat feces, to go through water torture and bear the unnamable pain of loss for the disappearance of loved ones or finding their mutilated remains?
He sketches an outline of these three phases: the early period up to and including the novel Watt, written during the Second World War; the rich middle period up to and including The Unnamable-, and the later, "stunted" and "halting" prose after the close of The Unnamable (33).
THE DELHI government claims to have found a panacea to overcome the twin crises of depleting water resources, and unnamable sewage-project ae toilet to tap.AE Work has started to build plants in colonies for sewage treatment and local reuse in various purposes, including drinking.
In light of this commitment, this article focuses on how, in the writing initially of The Unnamable and then more trenchantly in Texts for Nothing, Beckett negotiated, through the language of literature, the real historical and cultural predicament of a France suffused all along the political spectrum by experiences of terror.
But the imposing, acephalous beast was also freakishly sui generis--an unnamable being imaginatively retrieved, perhaps, from previously undisturbed depths.
On this standing piece, where the square extrusions meet like legs there is a crusty unnamable glossy colour in the gash.
Unnamable Dao, the source of the universe is the basis of mysticism in Chinese philosophy; whereas, the Nameable Dao is the origin of all things, known as the describable Dao, the cause of experienced reality and mystery.
In this essay, I compare the delineations of time in Samuel Beckett's novels Malone Dies and The Unnamable with his mimes Act Without Words I and II to postulate that Beckett's conception of time may be dual; that is, an external habitual continuum that is quantitatively perceived in space and an internal duree that is qualitatively intuited.
"You must go on, I can't go on, I'll go on the narrator declares to end Samuel Beckett's existentialist monologue of a novel, The Unnamable, from 1953.
The debate about Beckett's modernism or postmodernism is irresolvable, and its terms have become somewhat tedious; the early, major novels from Murphy (1938) through the trilogy Molloy (1955), Malone Dies (1956), and The Unnamable (1958) (1) certainly offer material amenable to either interpretation, and more often to both.
Adults and children alike face unnamable dehumanization when attempting to pass these arbitrary borders into lands that were illegally seized from them decades ago, but where they still have relatives, farms, abandoned houses, and memories.
Haberkorn retells and investigates these violent acts, which have been silenced by a vague and eerily familiar call to national reconciliation, with the purpose of not just breaking this silence but also of exploring the 'conditions under which these things become unnamable and unspeakable' (p.
The dead leave their traces in the world of the living through the most insignificant signals: a glance, a pun, a tremor, goose bumps, or an unnamable nagging feeling that robs you of sleep.