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By Margaret Drabble

Margaret Drabble's novels have illuminated the earlier fifty years, specifically the altering lives of girls, like no others. but her brief fiction has its personal distinctive brilliance. Her penetrating evocations of personality and position, her wide-ranging interest, her experience of irony—all are on exhibit right here, in tales that discover marriage, lady friendships, the English vacationer in a foreign country, amorous affairs with homes, peace demonstrations, gin and tonics, cultural television courses; in tales which are perceptive, sharp, and humorous. An creation through the Spanish educational José Fernández locations the tales within the context of her lifestyles and her novels. This assortment is an excellent recapitulation of a masterly occupation.

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The dual objectivity he finds in the event — that of the subject of knowing and the object of knowing — is Schopenhauer's.  Proust would not.  Nevertheless, it will take Beckett many years to overcome the hope for disinterested and objective truths with which one might correct subjective and painful psychological error.  Schopenhauer, describing plants, writes that “these organic beings … need the foreign intelligent individual in order to come from the world of blind willing into the world of the representation.

Eliot had praised Joyce's use of the Odyssey in Ulysses and had acknowledged his own uses of such material in The Waste Land.  Jolas relevantly reports Beckett's joining with a few other artists, including his friend MacGreevy, in signing Jolas's manifesto Poetry Is Vertical (1932), which “sought freedom from the purely materialistic conceptions then in vogue’’ (16).  Beckett had not yet found a way to incorporate depth psychology into his presentations of life.  Nevertheless, the basing of his novel upon autobiographical materials is of great significance, and the unpublished manuscript became an aide­mémoire to which he often returned.

Another note says simply: “Salvation” (Swann I, 291). , WWR I, book I, § 27, and book IV, § 53).  And “pensum” will recur in many later works. In Proust, then, Beckett shows himself deeply dependent upon Schopen­hauer not only for terms and passages but for the shaping of a view of life.  To the extent that any sexual encounter leads physically to postcoital tristitia, the drop from a height of expectation to a trough of ennui must cause pain.  Since the lover must cope with another human individuality, equally variable and equally subject to these problems, the possibility that love might justify life becomes minimal.

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