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Samuel Beckett
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Rockaby and Other Short Pieces (1981 edition), Grove Press - ISBN: 9780802151384
Samuel Beckett
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Collected Shorter Plays (1984 edition), Grove Press - ISBN: 9780802150554
Samuel Beckett
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Interview in Vogue, December 1969: "Writing becomes not easier, but more difficult for me. Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness. Democritus pointed the way: 'Naught is more than nothing.'"
Samuel Beckett
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Waiting for Godot (1952)
Samuel Beckett
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The Unnamable (1954)
Samuel Beckett
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The Unnamable (2013 edition), Faber & Faber - ISBN: 9780571266920


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Born: April 13, 1906

Died: December 22, 1989 (aged 83)

Nationality: Irish

Occupation: Playwright, novelist, poet, essayist

Bio: 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. His work offers a bleak, tragicomic outlook on human nature, often coupled with black comedy and gallows humour.

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