By Thomas Cousineau
This research explores the dialectic of destruction and renewal within the paintings that Samuel Beckett considered as his masterpiece: the trilogy of novels he wrote after international warfare II. It translates the trilogy as proposing a subversive critique of the 3 idols -- mom, father, and self -- to which humanity has searched for security and counsel all through history.
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