Watt

Watt

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by Samuel Beckett
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802198358
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
06/16/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
501 KB

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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.

Meet the Author

Samuel Beckett was born in Dublin in 1906. He was educated at Portora Royal School and Trinity College, Dublin, where he graduated in 1927. His made his poetry debut in 1930 with Whoroscope and followed it with essays and two novels before World War Two. He wrote one of his most famous plays, Waiting for Godot, in 1949 but it wasn't published in English until 1954. Waiting for Godot brought Beckett international fame and firmly established him as a leading figure in the Theatre of the Absurd. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1961. Beckett continued to write prolifically for radio, TV and the theatre until his death in 1989.

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Watt 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wakked in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in somewhar confidently with amber hair flowing behind.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She walked in.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'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.