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Samuel Beckett
Beckett in 1977
BornSamuel Barclay Beckett
13 Apryle 1906(1906-04-13)
Foxrock, Dublin, Ireland
Dee'd22 December 1989(1989-12-22) (aged 83)
Paris, Fraunce
Pen nameAndrew Belis[1]
ThriftNovelist, playwricht, poet, theatre director, essayist
Alma materTrinity College Dublin
GenreDrama, feection, poetry, screenplays, personal correspondence[2]
Leeterar muivementModrenism
Notable warksMurphy (1938)
Molloy (1951)
Malone Dies (1951)
The Unnamable (1953)
Waitin for Godot (1953)
Watt (1953)
Endgemme (1957)
Krapp's Last Tape (1958)
Hou It Is (1961)
Notable awairdsNobel Prize in Leeteratur
Croix de Guerre


Samuel Barclay Beckett (/ˈbɛkɪt/; 13 Aprile 1906 – 22 December 1989) wis an Erse avant-garde novelist, playwricht, theatre director, an poet, who lived in Paris for maist o his adult life an wrote in baith Inglis an French.

Beckett's wark offers a bleak, tragicomic ootleuk on human exeestence, eften coupled wi black comedy an gallaes humour, an becam increasinly meenimalist in his later career. He is conseedert ane o the last modrenist writers, an ane o the key feegurs in whit Martin Esslin cried the "Theatre of the Absurd".[3]

Beckett wis awairdit the 1969 Nobel Prize in Leeteratur "for his writin, that—in new forms for the novelle an drama—in the destitution o modren man acquires its elevation".[4] He wis electit Saoi o Aosdána in 1984.

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  1. "Fathoms from Anywhere – A Samuel Beckett Centenary Exhibition". Archived frae the original on 27 Mairch 2015. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  2. Muldoon, Paul (12 December 2014). "The Letters and Poems of Samuel Beckett". New York Times. Retrieved 13 December 2014.
  3. Cakirtas, O. Developmental Psychology Rediscovered: Negative Identity and Ego Integrity vs. Despair in Samuel Beckett's Endgame. International Journal of Language Academy.Volume 2/2 Summer 2014 p. 194/203. http://www.ijla.net/Makaleler/1990731560_13.%20.pdf Archived 2017-02-25 at the Wayback Machine
  4. "The Nobel Prize in Literature 1969". Nobelprize. 7 October 2010. Retrieved 7 October 2010.