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Samuel Beckett

Irish novelist, playwright, and poet (1906-1989)

1906   -   1989

movement: Nouveau Roman
genre: drama
country of citizenship: Ireland, France
native language: English
language of expression: French, English
educated at: Trinity College Dublin
occupation: writer, linguist, film director, screenwriter, cricketer, poet, novelist, playwright, translator, artist, author, teacher, intellectual, French Resistance fighter, video artist
award received: Nobel Prize in Literature, Prix Formentor, AAAS Fellow, Saoi, honorary doctorate of Trinity College, Dublin, Scholar of Trinity College, Dublin, Obie Award
student of: James Joyce

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Samuel Barclay Beckett (; 13 April 1906 – 22 December 1989) was an Irish novelist, playwright, short story writer, theatre director, poet, and literary translator. A resident of Paris for most of his adult life, he wrote in both French and English. Beckett's multi-faceted work offers a bleak, tragi-comic outlook on existence and experience, often coupled with black comedy and nonsense. It became increasingly minimalist in his later career, involving more aesthetic and linguistic experimentation. 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". His best-known work is his 1953 play Waiting for Godot. 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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Waiting for Godot

play by Samuel Beckett

author: Samuel Beckett

1952

Endgame

French play

author: Samuel Beckett

Happy Days

Play by Samuel Beckett

author: Samuel Beckett

1960

Molloy

book by Samuel Beckett

author: Samuel Beckett

1951

Watt

book by Samuel Beckett

author: Samuel Beckett

1953

Worstward Ho

short story by Samuel Beckett

author: Samuel Beckett

1983

Eleutheria

play written by Samuel Beckett

author: Samuel Beckett

All That Fall

play written by Samuel Beckett

author: Samuel Beckett

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