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 (bĕk′ĭt), Samuel Barclay 1906-1989.
Irish-born writer whose novels include Murphy (1938) and Malone Dies (1951). Beckett is known to a wider audience for his absurdist plays, such as Waiting for Godot (1952) and Krapp's Last Tape (1959). He won the 1969 Nobel Prize for literature.


1. (Biography) Dame Margaret Mary. born 1943, British Labour politician; leader of the House of Commons (1998–2001); secretary of state for environment, food, and rural affairs (2001–2006); foreign secretary (2006– 07)
2. (Biography) Samuel (Barclay). 1906–89, Irish dramatist and novelist writing in French and English, whose works portray the human condition as insignificant or absurd in a bleak universe. They include the plays En attendant Godot (Waiting for Godot, 1952), Fin de partie (Endgame, 1957), and Not I (1973) and the novel Malone meurt (Malone Dies, 1951): Nobel prize for literature 1969


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Samuel, 1906-89, Irish playwright and novelist, in France after 1937: Nobel prize 1969.
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The Edinburgh Companion to Samuel Beckett and the Arts.
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Beckett had long periods of psychosomatic and physical pain in his life; it drove him to therapy in Dublin, which was illegal at the time, and he tended to use it as inspiration for the creation of his body of writing.