BECKETT’S WARTIME MANUSCRIPTS
Manuscripts of Samuel Beckett’s novel, Watt.
“Although popularly thought of as a rather dour and ascetic writer, there is a wonderfully playful aspect to Samuel Beckett’s creative output: the pictorial array of raggle-taggle characters and baroque broidery that scampers through his notebooks and manuscripts. Continuouslyâ€”from decorating 1930s exercise books to embellishing the scraps of paper bearing his 1970s “Mirlitonnades”â€”doodling provided an amiable outlet when, yet again, he found himself up against the obduracy of words.
(v @ A piece of monologue)