\L 1:1 Mur
\C Samuel Beckett's novel, \iMurphy\r, prepared for Prof. Rubin Rabinovitz,
\C Department of English, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309, U.S.A.
\C See Michele Aina Barale and Rubin Rabinovitz, \iA KWIC Concordance to
\C \iSamuel Beckett's "Murphy"\r (New York, Garland Publishing, Inc., 1990)
\N1 THE sun shone, having no alternative, on the
nothing new. Murphy sat out of it, as though
he were free, in a mew in West Brompton.
Here for what might have been six months he
had eaten, drunk, slept, and put his clothes on
and off, in a medium-sized cage of north-western
aspect commanding an unbroken view of
medium-sized cages of south-eastern aspect.
Soon he would have to make other arrangements,
for the mew had been condemned.
Soon he would have to buckle to and start
eating, drinking, sleeping, and putting his clothes
on and off, in quite alien surroundings.
\S 1:1 Mur
\N14 He sat naked in his rocking-chair of undressed
teak, guaranteed not to crack, warp, shrink, co . . .