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The Resource Watt

Watt

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Watt
Title
Watt
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Language
eng
Summary
Written in Roussillon during World War Two, while Samuel Beckett was hiding from the Gestapo, Watt was first published in 1953. Beckett acknowledged that this comic novel unlike any other 'has its place in the series' - those masterpieces running from Murphy to the Trilogy, Waiting for Godot and beyond. It shares their sense of a world in crisis, their profound awareness of the paradoxes of being, and their distrust of the rational universe. Watt tells the tale of one who comes to serve Mr Knott, but must leave when his time is up, still knowing nothing of his master. Watt's mistake is to derive the essence of his master from the accidentals of his being, and his painstakingly logical attempts to 'know' ultimately consign him to the asylum. Itself a critique of error, Watt has previously appeared in editions that are littered with mistakes, both major and minor. The new Faber edition offers for the first time a corrected text based on a scholarly appraisal of the manuscripts and textual history
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Watt
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Publication
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Originally published by the Olympia Press, Paris, 1953
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
26504005
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 175 pages
Isbn
9780571244744
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 26504005
  • (Sirsi) 26504005
Label
Watt
Publication
Note
Originally published by the Olympia Press, Paris, 1953
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
26504005
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 175 pages
Isbn
9780571244744
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 26504005
  • (Sirsi) 26504005

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