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Samuel Beckett

Irish novelist, playwright, and poet

1906   -   1989

movement: Nouveau Roman
country of citizenship: Ireland
native language: English
educated at: Trinity College Dublin
occupation: writer, linguist, film director, screenwriter, cricketer, poet, novelist, playwright, translator, artist, author
award received: Nobel Prize in Literature, Prix Formentor
student of: James Joyce

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Samuel Barclay Beckett (; 13 April 1906 – 22 December 1989) was an Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, poet, and literary translator who lived in Paris for most of his adult life. He wrote in both English and French. Beckett's work offers a bleak, tragicomic outlook on human existence, often coupled with black comedy and gallows humor, and became increasingly minimalist in his later career. He is considered one of the last modernist writers, and one of the key figures in what Martin Esslin called the "Theatre of the Absurd".Beckett was awarded the 1969 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his writing, which—in new forms for the novel and drama—in the destitution of modern man acquires its elevation". He was elected Saoi of Aosdána in 1984.
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works

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Eleutheria

play written by Samuel Beckett

author: Samuel Beckett

Waiting for Godot

play by Samuel Beckett

author: Samuel Beckett

1952

Act Without Words I

single-character play by Samuel Beckett

author: Samuel Beckett

1956

Act Without Words II

two-character play by Samuel Beckett

author: Samuel Beckett

1959

How It Is

book

author: Samuel Beckett

1961

Eh Joe

play by Samuel Beckett

author: Samuel Beckett

1965

Come and Go

literary work

author: Samuel Beckett

That Time

literary work

author: Samuel Beckett

1975

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