Variations on Lessness

Claudia de la Torre & Maxime Boin

Lessness is a short text written by Samuel Beckett in 1970. ”Words 770-1,538 of the text turn out to be nothing but words 1-769 in a new order” …”its orderly disorder calls for a reading process in which the reader works to untangle the threads of sameness and difference to discern the underlying structure, becoming aware of the usually unconscious processes of interpretation” – Every book shows four unique word arrangements, therefore constructing a new text every time.