Samuel Beckett

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Samuel Barclay Beckett (13 April 1906 – 22 December 1989) 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. His work offers a bleak, tragicomic outlook on human nature, often coupled with black comedy and gallows humour .


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Quote Left Just under the surface I shall be, all together at first, then separate and drift, through all the earth and perhaps in the end through a cliff into the sea, something of me. A ton of worms in an acre, that is a wonderful thought, a ton of worms, I believe it. Quote Right
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Quote Left No painting is more replete than Mondrian's. Quote Right
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Quote Left I speak for an art ... weary of its puny exploits, weary of pretending to be able, of being able, of doing a little better the same old thing,... Quote Right
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Quote Left There's man all over for you, blaming on his boots the fault of his feet. Quote Right
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Quote Left Art has always been this—pure interrogation, rhetorical question less the rhetoric—whatever else it may have been obliged by social realit... Quote Right
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