Not abstraction but subtraction.
The fullness of nothingness. That is the reason for the insistence on the zero point.
Against the term ‘absurd’. It presupposes the meaningful as the normal. But that is precisely the illusion[;] the absurd is the normal.
Everything so meaningless, yet at the same time the way one speaks is so normal, i.e. modern language may have shrunken – compared with Kafka’s epic language, brought as it were to the point of indifference with the absolute subject – but [it is] never replaced by linguistic absurdity
Criticism of B[eckett] amounts to the statement: but all that is terrible, it simply cannot be. Answer: it is terrible.
The fact that B[eckett] retains the label ‘novel’. What has become of the novel.
Something infinitely liberating comes from B[eckett] vis-à-vis death. What is it?
From Kafka the most effective motif [is] that of the Hunter Gracchus. Death, silence, without voices, as the unattainable goal. Living is dying because it is a not-being-able-to-die.
Adorno on Beckett