Classic Literature & Fiction

Author: Samuel Beckett

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 a….Read More

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