Watt by Beckett

March 10th, 2008

Episode 20′And the reason for that was perhaps this, that little by little Watt abandoned all hope, all fear, of ever seeing Mr. Knott face to face, or perhaps this, that Watt, while continuing to believe in the possibility of his seeing one day Mr. Knott face to face, came to regard its realization as one to which no importance could be attached,…’

 
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Watt by Beckett

February 25th, 2008

Episode 19.What was this in Mrs. Gorman, what was this in Watt, that so appealed to Mr. Watt, so melted Mrs. Gorman? Between what deeps the call, the counter-call? Between Watt not a man’s man and Mrs. Gorman not a woman’s woman?

 
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Watt by Beckett

February 7th, 2008

Episode 18.”So at first , in mind as well as body, Watt laboured at the ancient labour.As it turned out, Watt was never to know how long he spent in Mr. Knott’s house, how long on the ground floor, how long on the first floor, how long altogether. All he could say is that it seemed like a long time.” 

 
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Watt by Beckett

January 21st, 2008

Episode 17. ‘Yes, nothing changed, in Mr Watt’s establishment, because nothing remained, and nothing came or went, because all was a coming and a going.Watt seemed highly pleased with this tenth-rate xenium. Spoken as he spoke it, back to front, it had a certain air, it is true.’ 

 
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Watt by Beckett

January 5th, 2008

Episode 16. ‘Watt wondered if Arsene, Walter, Vincent and the others had passed through the same phase as that through which Erskin then was passing, and he wondered if he Watt would pass through it too, when his time came. Watt could not easily imagine Arsene behaving in such a way, nor himself either for that matter. But there were many things that Watt could not easily imagine.’ 

 
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Watt by Beckett

January 3rd, 2008

Episode 15. ‘For reasons that remain obscure Watt was, for a time, greatly interested, and even fascinated, by this matter of the dog, the dog brought into the world, and maintained there, at considerable expense, for the sole purpose of eating Mr. Knott’s food, on those days on which Mr. Knott was not pleased to eat it himself, and he attached to this matter an importance and even a significance, that seemed hardly warranted.’ 

 
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Watt by Beckett

January 1st, 2008

Episode 14. ‘Then they were very sorry for what they had said who had said it was her uncle Joe, and who said it was her uncle Bill, and who said it was her uncle Bill, and who said it was her uncle Jim, who had done this thing to Ann, for all three had confessed their sins, to the priest, prior to being carried away, and the priest was an old and intimate friend of the family.’….’The dogs employed to eat Mr Knott’s occasional remains were not long lived as a rule. This was very natural. For besides what the dog got to eat, every now and then, on Mr Knott’s back doorstep, it got so to speak nothing to eat.’  

 
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Watt by Beckett

December 27th, 2007

Episode 13 ‘Passing on then to the solution that seemed to have prevailed, Watt found it roughly this, that a suitable local dog-owner, that is to say a needy man with a famished dog, should be sought out, and on him settled a handsom annuity of fifty pounds payable monthly, in consideration of his calling at Mr. Knott’s house every evening between eight and ten, accompanied by his dog in a famished condition, and on those days on which there was food for his dog, of his standing over his dog, with a stick, before witnesses, until the dog had eaten all the food until not an atom remained, and of his then taking himself and his dog off the premises without delay;…’

 
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Watt by Beckett

December 23rd, 2007

Watt episode 12 ‘Watt’s instructions were to give what Mr Knott left of this dish, on the days that he did not eat it all, to the dog. Now there was no dog in the house, that is to say, no house-dog, to which this food could be given, on the days that Mr. Knott did not require it.’ 

 
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Watt by Beckett

November 8th, 2007

Episode 11
‘The constant tension of some of his most noble faculties tired Watt greatly. And the results, on the whole, were meagre. But he had no choice at first.’

 
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