Through the examination of the recurrent sexualised image of horses' posteriors in the act of defecation in Dream of Fair to Middling Women, The Unnamable, and All That Fall this paper outlines a nexus of concepts clustering around this apparently aberrant sexual stimulus. Using Freud's case history of Little Hans and the suggested relationship between defecation and childbirth as an analogue, the paper argues that the image reveals not a horror at sexuality per se within Beckett's works, but a horror at reproductive sexuality which finds its fullest expression in the sterile world of All That Fall.
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Samuel Beckett Today - Aujourd hui|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|