viduity


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viduity

(vɪˈdjuːɪtɪ)
n
formal widowhood
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El segundo es el diccionario al cual recurre el personaje para buscar la definicion de viduity. El ultimo "hypomnema/monumento" es la cinta numero cinco de la caja tres.
There is none of the arcane vocabulary of his younger self and, as happens with "viduity," a term old Krapp is now obliged to look up, Krapp's desire has been displaced onto a language that revolves endlessly around absence, particularly around the metonymic displacement to the "fare well to love" entry on one of the spools.
At once elegant and intense, cascading and smoothly cadenced, discreet and visceral, aesthetically sensitive and beyond aesthetic illusion, Gerard Titus-Carmel's poetic suites--for each section is composed, establishes a microaesthetic tussling with a macropoetics--can leap beyond their own form to deem themselves mere "spittings," antichoking devices, "shameful" openings of language's floodgates--but, then, these characterizations are but metaphors, images, not being itself but the desperate signs of an etre-comme (Deguy) that seems to provide no more than a hollow, bitter achievement over raw, abrasive, exhausting viduity.
Narrative gaps and indeterminacies resist the construction of diegetic "elsewheres"; silences effect a disclosure of the theatrical present in its physiological actuality, a disclosure heightened by the formalizing of movement and gesture; and a concern with the sound of words (Krapp's savoring of "Spooool" and "viduity," for instance) draws attention to the sensory body of dramatic speech as it is produced and perceived within the theatre.