[for proust] the quality of language is more important than any system of ethics or aesthetics…
form is the concretion of content, the revelation of a world.
Samuel Beckett, Proust (New York: Grove Press, 1957), p. 67. via Judith “Syntax Upended in Opposite Corners’ Alterations in Beckett’s Linguistic Theories. p. 123
“Here form is content, content is form… . His writing is not about something; it is that something itself.”4 The identification of form and content encourages Beckett to emphasize the structure of his own works and the shapes of his ideas: “I am interested in the shape of ideas even if I do not believe in them. .. . It is the shape that matters.”5