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In prose possessed of the radically stripped-down beauty and ferocious wit that characterize his work, this early novel by Nobel Prize winner Samuel Beckett recounts the grotesque and improbable adventures of a fantastically logical Irish servant and his master. Watt is a beautifully executed black comedy that, at its core, is rooted in the powerful and terrifying vision that made Beckett one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century.
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In prose possessed of the radically stripped-down beauty and ferocious wit that characterize his work, this early novel by Nobel Prize winner Samuel Beckett recounts the grotesque and improbable adventures of a fantastically logical Irish servant and his master. Watt is a beautifully executed black comedy that, at its core, is rooted in the powerful and terrifying vision that made Beckett one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century.
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Kenneth Rexroth
A step forward in the best possible medium for Beckett's vision -- the grim humor of Iphigenia in Taurus, Lear, Machiavelli's Mandragola, and Jonson's Volpone.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780394172163
  • Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/1959

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2003

    Not For Everyone

    Watt is definetely not for the average reader who is willing to sit down every night and read a pleasure book for twenty minutes. One must wonder what Beckett is saying about how we as humans think. You should only read Watt if you have a strong curiousity for what the human brain can make out of such simple and pitiful subjects such as the analysis of a spoon or the schedule of meals. Nevertheless, I enjoyed it after and would recommend it to the curious at heart.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2000

    Weirdness...

    'Watt' is after all a worth-while novel. That is to say: it is difficult, strange, interesting and baffelling. I don't know how many people will actually 'enjoy' it, but you WILL see things around you a bit differently after reading it. I liked the book because it was in its own way a masterpiece. For me, the more different interpretations one can get out of a book, the better it is in the literary sense. Perhaps all that is not saying much, and it isn't. Read it for yourself. You'll see what i mean.

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    Posted October 16, 2012

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