One has just been sent out as a biblical dove, has found nothing green, and slips back
into the darkness of the ark -- Kafka

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Cain Toiling on the Moon (in Beckett's "Malone Dies")

From "Malone":
But how is it my little space is not visited by the luminaries I sometimes see shining afar and how is it the moon where Cain toils bowed beneath his burden never sheds its light on my face?
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 Apparently this is an allusion to medieval folklore re the "man in the moon" and probably Dante:



["Footnote" from Robert M. Durling's translation of Dante's Paradiso]

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