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- DescriptionA classic of modern theatre and perennial favorite of colleges and high schools. One of the most noble and moving plays of our generation . . . suffused with tenderness for the whole human perplexity . . . like a sharp stab of beauty and pain .--The London Times.
- Author BiographySamuel Beckett (1906-1989), one of the leading literary and dramatic figures of the twentieth century, was born in Foxrock, Ireland and attended Trinity University in Dublin. In 1928, he visited Paris for the first time and fell in with a number of avant-garde writers and artists, including James Joyce. In 1937, he settled in Paris permanently. Beckett wrote in both English and French, though his best-known works are mostly in the latter language. A prolific writer of novels, short stories, and poetry, he is remembered principally for his works for the theater, which belong to the tradition of the Theater of the Absurd and are characterized by their minimalist approach, stripping drama to its barest elements. In 1969, Beckett was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature and commended for having 'transformed the destitution of man into his exaltation.' Beckett died in Paris in 1989.
- Author(s)Samuel Beckett
- PublisherGrove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
- Date of Publication29/07/2010
- Language(s)English & French
- FormatPaperback / softback
- GenreDrama Texts, Plays & Screenplays
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintGrove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
- Weight327 g
- Width139 mm
- Height213 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Translated bySamuel Beckett
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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