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Samuel Beckett


(Samuel Barclay Beckett)
Ireland (1906 - 1989)

Samuel Barclay Beckett was an Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet, who lived in France for most of his adult life. He wrote in both English and French. His work offers a bleak, tragicomic outlook on human nature, often coupled with black comedy and gallows humour.

Beckett is widely regarded as among the most influential writers of the 20th century. Strongly influenced by James Joyce, he is considered one of the last modernists. As an inspiration to many later writers, he is also sometimes considered one of the first postmodernists. He is one of the key writers in what Martin Esslin called the "Theatre of the Absurd". His work became increasingly minimalist in his later career.

Beckett was awarded the 1969 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his writing, whichin new forms for the novel and dramain the destitution of modern man acquires its elevation". He was elected Saoi of Aosdána in 1984.

Genres: Literary Fiction
 
Novels
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Omnibus
   Nohow On (1989)
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Collections
   Whoroscope (poems) (1930)
   More Pricks Than Kicks (1934)
   Poems in English (poems) (1961)
   Seven Plays of the Modern Theatre (1962) (with Harold Pinter)
   Play and Two Short Pieces for Radio (1964)
   Imagination Dead Imagine (1965)
   Eh Joe and Other Writings (1967)
   No's Knife (poems) (1967)
   A Samuel Beckett Reader (1967)
   Lessness (1970)
   Breath and Other Short Plays (1971)
   The Lost Ones (1972)
   First Love (1973)
   Texts for Nothing (1974)
   Signature Anthology (1975) (with Elspeth Davie, Aidan Higgins, Eugene Ionescu, Robert Nye and Anne Quin)
   Odds and Ends (1976)
   Fizzles (1976)
   Collected Poems in English and French (poems) (1977)
   Ends and Odds (1977)
   Four Novellas (1977)
   Collected Works of Samuel Beckett (1978)
   Six Residua (1978)
   All Strange Away (1979)
   The Expelled (1980)
   Rockaby (1981)
   Three Occasional Pieces (1982)
   Collected Shorter Plays (1984)
   Collected Poems, 1930-78 (poems) (1984)
   Collected Shorter Prose, 1945-1989 (1984)
   Complete Dramatic Works (1986)
   Beginning to End (1988)
   Stirrings Still (1988)
   Stories and Texts for Nothing (1988)
   Teleplays (1988)
   Collected Poems in English (poems) (1989)
   As the Story Was Told (poems) (1990)
   I Can't Go On, I'll Go On (1992)
   Waiting for Godot / Endgame (1992)
   The Complete Short Prose (poems) (1996)
   No Author Better Served (1998)
   Collected Short Prose: 1 (poems) (1998)
   The Shorter Plays (1999)
   Three Plays (2000)
   Poems 1930-1989 (poems) (2002)
   The Collected Poems of Samuel Beckett (poems) (2018)
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Plays
   Waiting for Godot (1953)
   All That Fall (1957)
   Endgame (1958)
   Krapp's Last Tape (1959)
     aka Krapp's Last Tape, and Other Dramatic Pieces
   Come and Go (1966)
   Happy Days (1966)
   Film (1967)
   Not I (1973)
   That Time (1976)
   Footfalls (1976)
   Eleutheria (1995)
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Novellas
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