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?

 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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