Nobel Literature Laureate (1969)
Died aged c. 83
Samuel Barclay Beckett (/ˈbɛkɪt/; 13 April 1906 – 22 December 1989) was an Irish novelist, dramatist, short story writer, theatre director, poet, and literary translator. His literary and theatrical work features bleak, impersonal and tragicomic experiences of life, often coupled with black comedy and nonsense. It became increasingly minimalist as his career progressed, involving more aesthetic and linguistic experimentation, with techniques of repetition and self-reference. He is considered one of the last modernist writers, and one of the key figures in what Martin Esslin called the Theatre of the Absurd. A resident of Paris for most of his adult life, Beckett wrote in both French and English. During the Second World War, Beckett was a member of the French Resistance group Gloria SMH (Réseau Gloria). Beckett was awarded the 1969 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his writing, which—in new forms for the novel and drama—in the destitution of modern man acquires its elevation". He was the first person to be elected Saoi of Aosdána in 1984.DbPedia
Commemorated on 4 plaques
Samuel Beckett 1906-1989 1969 Nobel Prize for Literature at school 1920-1923
Portora Royal School, Enniskillen, United Kingdom where they attended school
Samuel Beckett (1906 - 1989) Writer and Nobel Laureate was born and mainly lived in Cooldrinagh, Kerrymount Avenue, Foxrock until 1927. This area insporied the settings for many of his works including Molloy, Watt, All That Fall and Company.
Brighton Road, Foxrock Viullage,, Dublin, Ireland where they was
Samuel Beckett 1906-1989 dramatist and author lived here in 1934
48 Paultons Square, Chelsea, London, United Kingdom where they lived (1934)
Samuel Beckett (1906 - 1989) Nobel Prize Winner for Literature 1969. "....great granite rocks the foam flying up in the light of the lighthouse and the wind gauge spinning like a propeller clear to me at last....".
East Pier, Dún Laoghaire, Ireland where they walked past (1906-1989)