Samuel Beckett


Samuel, 1906–1989, Irish playwright and novelist, living in France: Nobel Prize in Literature 1969. Unabridged
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Beckett (ˈbɛkɪt)
1.  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-- )
2.  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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