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Samuel Beckett

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Comprehensive information about Samuel Beckett including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. 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 . This educational Samuel Beckett resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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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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Quote Left I've tried not to exaggerate the glory of athletes. I'd rather, if I could, preserve a sense of proportion, to write about them as excellent b... Quote Right
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Quote Left I shall state silences more competently than ever a better man spangled the butterflies of vertigo. 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 is at least this to be said for mind, that it can dispel mind. Quote Right
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