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Samuel Beckett


: 13 April 1906


: Aries


: 22 December 1989


: 83 years


  • Samuel Barclay Beckett was an Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet, who lived in Paris for most of his adult life and wrote in both English and French
When was Samuel Beckett born?13 April 1906
When did Samuel Beckett die? / Died22 December 1989
How many years did Samuel Beckett live? / Lived83 years
Zodiac sign:Aries

Samuel Beckett facts

  • He is widely regarded as among the most influential writers of the 20th century
  • Beckett's work offers a bleak, tragicomic outlook on human existence, often coupled with black comedy and gallows humour, 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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