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    DescriptionWritten 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 Mr Knott's servant and his attempts to get to know 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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    Title
    Watt
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Samuel Beckett
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 294 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780571244744
    ISBN 10: 0571244742
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    DC22: 823.912
    BIC E4L: CLA
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Publisher
    FABER & FABER
    Imprint name
    FABER & FABER
    Publication date
    21 May 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Samuel Beckett was born in Dublin in 1906 and graduated from Trinity College. He settled in Paris in 1937, after travels in Germany and periods of residence in London and Dublin. He remained in France during the Second World War and was active in the French Resistance. From the spring of 1946 his plays, novels, short fiction, poetry and criticism were largely written in French. With the production of En attendant Godot in Paris in 1953, Beckett's work began to achieve widespread recognition. During his subsequent career as a playwright and novelist in both French and English he redefined the possibilities of prose fiction and writing for the theatre. Samuel Beckett won the Prix Formentor in 1961 and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1969. He died in Paris in December 1989.