Samuel Beckett (1906-1989)
Samuel Beckett was a poet, critic, novelist and playwright, born in Dublin in Ireland. He lived mainly in Paris and wrote both in French and English. His plays explore the human condition in the tragi-comic tradition of The Theatre of the Absurd.
Samuel Beckett’s father William Frank Beckett was of Huguenot descent. Living in Paris at the time, Beckett fought in the resistance movement during World War ll and was awarded the Croix de Guerre.
In 1969 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature; he decided not to accept the award in person as he wished to avoid making a speech. The play Waiting for Godot is widely considered to be his most important work.
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