Aug 1, 2008
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It is not only Proustian memory but also Augustinian memory that is important in understanding memory in Beckett. In his early period Beckett showed an interest in Augustinian memory, especially the idea that memory is a stomach for the mind, and remembering is analogous to rumination. This article shows how this aspect of Augustinian memory is evoked in and . Further it develops an understanding of Beckettian memory as an externalized container of the past (e.g., a tape-recorder and a sack) and discusses it in relation to Anzieu's concept of "the Skin Ego" as a psychical container.