Nohow on: Three Novels Summary
"Nohow On" is one of Samuel Beckett's last works, and is comprised of three 'novels,' which are closer in form to short stories: "Company," "Ill Seen Ill Said," and "Worstward Ho." These works, both individually and in tandem, explore various themes, from confinement and memory, to loneliness and existence, to death and, of course, the process of writing itself.
In "Company," a man lies on his back in a dark room, and a voice comes to him from the darkness, beginning to narrate both what is happening to him at the moment (namely, lying on his back in a dark room) as well as his thoughts and memories of his earlier life. These vary from moments with his mother, his father's experience of his son's birth, moments spent with a lover, and so forth. At the end of the story, the man begins to crawl across the...
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