A certain madness

Beneath the surface comedy of Samuel Beckett’s ‘Watt’ lies a metaphysical quest to know the unknowable

Image of Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett on the set of his movie, Film (1965). © Steve Schapiro / Corbis via Getty Images

About the author JM Coetzee

JM Coetzee was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003. His books include Disgrace and The Schooldays of Jesus.

 

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