Samuel Barclay Beckett (//; 13 April 1906 – 22 December 1989) was born in Dublin, Ireland. He was a writer of books, plays, and poetry. He also translated other famous works of literature. He was given the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969.
Beckett in 1977
|Born||Samuel Barclay Beckett|
13 April 1906
Foxrock, Dublin, Ireland
|Died||22 December 1989 (aged 83)|
|Pen name||Andrew Belis|
|Occupation||Novelist, playwright, poet, theatre director, essayist, literary translator|
|Alma mater||Trinity College Dublin|
|Genre||Drama, fiction, poetry, screenplays, personal correspondence|
|Notable works||Murphy (1938)|
Malone Dies (1951)
The Unnamable (1953)
Waiting for Godot (1953)
Krapp's Last Tape (1958)
How It Is (1960)
Happy Days (play) (1960)
|Notable awards||Nobel Prize in Literature |
Croix de Guerre
|Spouse||Suzanne Dechevaux-Dumesnil (1961–1989; her death)|
His most best-known play is Waiting For Godot. It has often been acted on stage and has been on TV.
Beckett was stabbed in Paris in 1938. He died of emphysema in the city in 1989.
Many writers of plays (playwrights) and others think he is one of the most important writers of the 20th century. There have been many books written about him.
His books are often about people going through hard times, and seeing life as both sad, dark but also funny.
- "Fathoms from Anywhere – A Samuel Beckett Centenary Exhibition".
- Muldoon, Paul (12 December 2014). "The Letters and Poems of Samuel Beckett". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 December 2014.