Worstward Ho. London: Calder, 1983. First U.K. Edition. Pp, 47. Near fine in dust jacket. Beckett’s most memorable formulation on failure was presented in this, his late novella 'Worstward Ho': "Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better." For Beckett, failure was the ultimate goal of art. His works play constantly with failure of narrative, dialogue and language itself.