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Friday, February 29, 2008

Nominations For God XXX

Samuel Beckett

2 comments:

Barry said...

Nominations for

1. Dog?
2. Gdo?
3. Ogd?
4. Dgo?
5. God?

"Watt" one of the most challenging books I ever read twice, and still, I know I'll read it again, and still, I know I'll be perplexed.

I always think of him when I'm eating a stinking, rotten gorgonzola and mustard sandwich on burnt toast, or dropping a lobster into boiling water, his inscrutable countenance staring back at me from beyond, uttering another phrase of incredible density.

Also, look at that sweater, and the hair. He's a strong contender.

Sid Smith said...

Watt had me utterly flummoxed the first crack I had at it. In the 70s I opted for that series of novellas he wrote such as Company, Ill Seen Ill Said and Worstward Ho. I'm not sure I understood any of them any better than Watt but I could manage the bite-sized chunks of his inspired verbiage a little easier. Every now and then I take some Beckett off the shelf and am transported into some strange territory that looks like home but feels utterly alien.

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