Watt

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Grove Press, Jun 1, 1959 - Fiction - 254 pages
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Fiction. WATT was the beginning of Samuel Becket's post-war literary career, the fruition of the years in hiding in the Vaucluse mountains from the Gestapo, which also largely inspired WAITING FOR GODOT. But it remains, unlike the work that followed it, extremely Irish, a philosophical novel full of the grim humour that was already his trade-mark in such earlier fictions as MORE PRICKS THAN KICKS and MURPHY. The perambulations of WATT, especially in the home of the eccentric Mr. Knott, and the sketching of logic to elicit meaning, must be among the most comic inventions of modern literature. First published by the libertine Olympia Press in 1953 it has established itself as one of the most quoted and best-loved of Becket's novels. The typographical oddities and omissions are as Beckett left the text.

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Droll and obvious. And the Addenda is lazily 'profound.' Read full review

Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
11
Section 3
34
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Samuel Beckett was born in Ireland in 1906. His plays WaitinSamuel Beckett was born in Ireland in 1906. His plays Waiting for Godot and Endgame revolutionized modern theater, and hg for Godot and Endgame revolutionized modern theater, and his trilogy Molloy, Mallone Dies, and The Unnamable ranks amois trilogy Molloy, Mallone Dies, and The Unnamable ranks among the major works of twentieth century fiction. He died in ng the major works of twentieth century fiction. He died in Paris in 1989. Paris in 1989.