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Samuel Beckett (1906–1989)

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Nobel Prize winner (1969) Samuel Beckett was born on April 13, 1906 near Dublin, Ireland into a middle-class Protestant family. As a boy, he studied French and enjoyed cricket, tennis, and boxing. At Trinity College he continued his studies in French and Italian and became interested in theater and visa mer film, including American film. After graduation, Beckett taught English in Paris and traveled through France and Germany. While in Paris Beckett met Suzanne Deschevaus-Dusmesnil. During World War II when Paris was invaded, they joined the Resistance. They were later forced to flee Paris after being betrayed to the Gestapo, but returned in 1945. Beckett and Deschevaus-Dusmesnil married in 1961. Samuel Beckett's first novel was Dream of Fair to Middling Women. Among his many works are Murphy; Malone Dies; and The Unnameable. His plays include Endgame, Happy Days, Not I, That Time, and Krapp's Last Tape. In 1953, the production of Waiting For Godot in Paris by director and actor Roger Blin earned Beckett international fame. Beckett was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1969. His style was postmodern minimalist and some of his major themes were imprisonment in one's self, the failure of language, and moral conduct in a godless world. Despite his fame, Samuel Beckett led a secluded life. In his later years he suffered from cataracts and emphysema. His wife Suzanne died on July 17, 1989 and Beckett died on December 22nd of the same year. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Verk av Samuel Beckett

I väntan på Godot (1953) 12,826 exemplar
Slutspel : Akt utan ord (1957) — Författare — 3,066 exemplar
Trilogin - Molloy, Malone dör, Den onämnbare (1951) — Författare; Översättare, vissa utgåvor3,004 exemplar
Murphy (1938) 1,646 exemplar
Molloy (1951) 1,181 exemplar
WATT (1953) 1,102 exemplar
Lyckans dar (1961) 884 exemplar
Malone dör (1951) 851 exemplar
Hur det är (1961) 633 exemplar
Collected Shorter Plays (1984) 577 exemplar
Den onämnbare (1957) 570 exemplar
Ding-dång (1934) 561 exemplar
Mercier och Camier (1946) 540 exemplar
The Complete Dramatic Works (1986) 498 exemplar
Stories and Texts for Nothing (1955) 394 exemplar
Krapp’s Last Tape & Embers (1958) 356 exemplar
Dream of Fair to Middling Women (1992) 328 exemplar
Sällskap (1979) 237 exemplar
Proust (1931) 236 exemplar
Worstward Ho (1983) 206 exemplar
Första kärleken (1973) 202 exemplar
Ill Seen Ill Said (1981) 179 exemplar
The Lost Ones (1970) 172 exemplar
Eleuthéria (1995) 153 exemplar
First Love and Other Shorts (1974) 140 exemplar
Echo's Bones (1992) 112 exemplar
Ends and Odds (1976) 108 exemplar
The End (Penguin Modern) (2018) 107 exemplar
Fizzles (1976) 107 exemplar
Poems in English (1960) 104 exemplar
Stirrings Still (1988) 89 exemplar
Film (1969) 71 exemplar
Collected poems, 1930–1978 (1884) 66 exemplar
Rockaby and other short pieces (1981) 63 exemplar
Teatro (2002) 62 exemplar
Not I (1724) 59 exemplar
The Expelled (1777) 50 exemplar
All strange away (1724) 47 exemplar
Texts for nothing (1955) 43 exemplar
Krapp's Last Tape (1958) 41 exemplar
Selected Poems 1930-1989 (2009) 36 exemplar
A Samuel Beckett Reader (1967) 31 exemplar
Comedies et actes divers (1966) 31 exemplar
Relatos (1987) 30 exemplar
Six Residua (Beckett Short) (1656) 29 exemplar
Teste-morte (1972) 24 exemplar
Breath and Other Short Plays (1971) 23 exemplar
Footfalls (1976) 22 exemplar
Waiting for Godot ; Endgame (1970) 22 exemplar
Dikter (2001) 21 exemplar
That Time (1976) 19 exemplar
Come and Go (1967) 19 exemplar
Tre dramer (2006) 18 exemplar
No's Knife (1967) 17 exemplar
Obra Poetica Completa (2000) 16 exemplar
Imagination Dead Imagine (1965) 16 exemplar
Novelas (2006) 15 exemplar
L'Image (1988) 15 exemplar
Lessness (Signature) (1970) 15 exemplar
Beckett on Film [2002 film] (2002) 14 exemplar
Evergreen review 13 exemplar
From an abandoned work (1958) 12 exemplar
Eh Joe and Other Writings (1967) 12 exemplar
Modern Short Stories 2: 1940-1980 (1982) — Bidragsgivare — 12 exemplar
Play (1964) 12 exemplar
Beckett Shorts (1999) 11 exemplar
Three Occasional Pieces (1982) 11 exemplar
Embers (1993) 10 exemplar
In nessun modo ancora (2008) 10 exemplar
Trois dialogues (1949) 9 exemplar
Arikha (1985) 8 exemplar
Pas (1995) 8 exemplar
Racconti e prose brevi (2010) 8 exemplar
Flötentöne. (1982) 8 exemplar
Erzählungen. (1995) 8 exemplar
Rockaby and Other Works (1981) 7 exemplar
Gedichte (1976) 7 exemplar
Szenen. Prosa. Verse. (1995) 7 exemplar
Fünf Spiele (1970) 7 exemplar
Rockaby (1981) 7 exemplar
Bruchstücke (1997) 6 exemplar
Dramaty (1995) 6 exemplar
Words and Music 6 exemplar
Rumbo a peor (2001) 6 exemplar
Skodespel (1991) 6 exemplar
Catastrophe [play] 6 exemplar
Teatro Reunido (2014) 6 exemplar
Racconti e teatro (1980) 5 exemplar
A Piece of Monologue (1982) 5 exemplar
Detritus (Spanish Edition) (2001) 5 exemplar
Happy days; Krapps last tape (1958) 5 exemplar
Niet ik ; Toen ; Stappen (1979) 5 exemplar
Le poesie (1999) 4 exemplar
Residua (1981) 4 exemplar
Poesie (2006) 4 exemplar
Manchas en el silencio (2002) 4 exemplar
Ohio Impromptu 4 exemplar
Kort proza (2017) 4 exemplar
Endgame Play (1996) 4 exemplar
Da un'opera abbandonata (2003) 4 exemplar
Últimos trabalhos (1996) 4 exemplar
Fim de Jogo 4 exemplar
Slut än en gång (1990) 4 exemplar
Choix de textes (1974) 4 exemplar
Dünya ve Pantolon (2015) 4 exemplar
Beckett's Dream Notebook (1999) 4 exemplar
Watt 3 exemplar
Auswahl : in einem Band (1967) 3 exemplar
What Where [play] (2016) 3 exemplar
De ontvolker 3 exemplar
Ausgewählte Werke (1990) 3 exemplar
Skuespill 3 exemplar
Eşlik (2017) 3 exemplar
Obras escogidas (1978) 3 exemplar
Not I/Footfalls/Rockaby (2004) 3 exemplar
Samuel Beckett, 1969 (1993) 3 exemplar
Quad 3 exemplar
Nacht und Träume [play] (2006) 3 exemplar
Proust Y Otros Ensayos (2008) 3 exemplar
Teatras (2009) 3 exemplar
Rough for Radio I 3 exemplar
Pavesas (Spanish Edition) (2002) 3 exemplar
Breath 3 exemplar
Spectaculum 28 (1978) 3 exemplar
Πρόζες, 1945-1980 (1998) 2 exemplar
Prosa, Teatro, Poesia (1979) 2 exemplar
Cómo es (2017) 2 exemplar
Jogo do Fim 2 exemplar
Malone vdes 2 exemplar
Act Without Words 2 exemplar
Beckett 2 exemplar
Murphy (1979) 2 exemplar
Wierność przegranej (1999) 2 exemplar
Malone Ölüyor (2021) 2 exemplar
A vueltas quietas (2004) 2 exemplar
Molloy l'expulsé 2 exemplar
Aus aufgegebenen Werken (1968) 2 exemplar
Teatre complet, vol.I (1995) 2 exemplar
No właśnie co (2010) 2 exemplar
Werke (1986) 2 exemplar
Raster 38 (1986) 2 exemplar
Expelled & Other Novels (1980) 2 exemplar
Pisma prozą (1982) 2 exemplar
Assunzione (2009) 2 exemplar
Poemas escolhidos 2 exemplar
Dzieła dramatyczne (1988) 2 exemplar
Mercier ile Camier (1998) 2 exemplar
Teatre complet, vol. II (1997) 2 exemplar
Damals 1 exemplar
ΒΑΤΤ 1 exemplar
ΜΟΛΛΟΫ 1 exemplar
Samuel Beckett osszes dramai (1998) 1 exemplar
Malone Muere 1 exemplar
Üçleme 1 exemplar
Mutlu Günler 1 exemplar
Lettere. 1941-1956 (Vol. 2) (2021) 1 exemplar
Was Wo 1 exemplar
Hikaye Sirasinda 1 exemplar
Endgame (1958) 1 exemplar
Μέρφυ (2020) 1 exemplar
Η ΕΙΚΟΝΑ 1 exemplar
OBRAS ESCOGIDAS 1 exemplar
El innombrable 1 exemplar
Hry 1 exemplar
El innombrable (2017) 1 exemplar
Relatos 1 exemplar
New writing and writers. 17 (1980) 1 exemplar
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Watt (2023) 1 exemplar
Malone está a morrer (1993) 1 exemplar
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L'Expulsé- Le calmant (2007) 1 exemplar
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E PAEMERTUESHMJA 1 exemplar
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Mercier und Camier : Roman (1970) 1 exemplar
Adlandirilamayan (2018) 1 exemplar
Watt : Roman (1953) 1 exemplar
Poesias Completas 1 exemplar
Echo'nun Kemikleri (2016) 1 exemplar
Peintres de l'empechement (1990) 1 exemplar
Malone meurt 1 exemplar
Becketts ring (1987) 1 exemplar
Beckett, Samuel 1 exemplar
Werke: 4 Bde. (1976) 1 exemplar
Bram Van Velde 1 exemplar
Quiebros y poemas (1998) 1 exemplar
Compagnia e Worstward Ho (1986) 1 exemplar
Lulkanto 1 exemplar
Stihoklepstvo (1978) 1 exemplar
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Shorts 1 exemplar
Como é 1 exemplar
Werke in 5 Bänden (1976) 1 exemplar
Enough (1966) 1 exemplar
Ping (1966) 1 exemplar
Poèmes = Básně 1 exemplar
Opere (2010) 1 exemplar
New Writers II 1 exemplar
Lettres : III 1957-1965 (2016) 1 exemplar
Toplu kisa oyunlar 1956-1962 (1993) 1 exemplar
Pioravante Marche 1 exemplar
Dashuria e parë 1 exemplar
Come è 1 exemplar
Ποιήματα… (1989) 1 exemplar
Sobresauts 1 exemplar
Waiting for Godeau (2016) 1 exemplar
Gelukkige dagen 1 exemplar
Spel 1 exemplar
Genesis 1 exemplar
Relatos y textos para nada (2015) 1 exemplar
Fragment 1 exemplar
Signature Anthology 20 (1975) 1 exemplar
Avigt & Co (1973) 1 exemplar
Molloy. Ediz. speciale (2012) 1 exemplar
Film notebook 1 exemplar
Felaket ve Sair Kisa Oyunlar (2018) 1 exemplar

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Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Beckett, Samuel Barclay
Andra namn
Bellis, Andrew
Födelsedag
1906-04-13
Avled
1989-12-22
Begravningsplats
Cimetière du Montparnasse, Parijs, Frankrijk
Kön
male
Nationalitet
Ierland
Födelseort
Foxrock, Dublin, Ierland
Dödsort
Parijs, Frankrijk
Utbildning
Frans, Trinity College in Dublin
Italiaans, Trinity College in Dublin
Engels, Trinity College in Dublin
Yrken
Schrijver
Toneelschrijver
Dichter
Leraar
Relationer
Joyce, James (mentor)
Havel, Václav (friend)
Yeats, Jack Butler (friend)
Kenner, Hugh (friend)
Arikha, Avigdor (friend)
Buffet-Picabia, Gabriële (colleague) (visa alla 7)
Federman, Raymond (friend)
Organisationer
Olympia Press
Priser och utmärkelser
Nobelprijs voor Literatuur (1969)
Kort biografi
Beckett werd geboren op Goede Vrijdag, 13 april 1906. Over deze datum bestond een tijd lang verwarring doordat Beckett volgens zijn geboortebewijs niet op 13 april, maar een maand later werd geboren. Een geboortebericht in een krant van 14 april 1906 bewijst echter het tegendeel.[bron?]

Hij studeerde Frans, Italiaans en Engels aan het Trinity College in Dublin van 1923 tot 1927. Vlak daarna werd hij aangenomen als leraar in Parijs. Daar ontmoette hij James Joyce, die een enorme invloed op hem had. Beckett schreef zijn eigen verhalen terwijl hij secretaris was van Joyce. In 1929 bracht hij zijn eerste werk uit, een kritisch essay dat Joyce's werk verdedigde. Zijn eerste korte verhaal Assumption werd hetzelfde jaar uitgebracht. In 1930 won hij een kleine literatuurprijs met zijn gedicht Whoroscope dat voornamelijk over René Descartes gaat, een andere grote invloed op zijn schrijven.

In 1930 ging hij terug naar Ierland en werkte aan het Trinity College, maar vertrok weer na 2 jaar. Hij reisde door Europa en vestigde zich uiteindelijk permanent in Frankrijk. Hij publiceerde daar een kritische studie van het werk van Marcel Proust. Hij deed een poging een boek te schrijven in de stijl van James Joyce, maar dit werd later uitgebracht als een serie korte verhalen More Pricks than Kicks. Er wordt wel gezegd dat elk van deze verhalen een milde parodie is op de verhalen in Dubliners van Joyce. Hierna bracht hij de roman Murphy uit. Zijn bekendste boeken zijn waarschijnlijk de drie die bekend staan als "de trilogy": Molloy (1951), Malone Dies (1951) in het Frans, in 1958 vertaald in het Engels) en The Unnamable (1953, vertaald in 1960).Beckett is het meest beroemd geworden door het toneelstuk Waiting for Godot (uitgebracht in 1952 in het Frans (En attendant Godot), Engelse vertaling uitgebracht in 1955). Het stuk kreeg in eerste instantie slechte kritieken, maar langzaam werd het erg populair. Hetzelfde geldt voor het stuk Endgame. Omdat zijn stukken na 1947 vrijwel alle in het Frans geschreven zijn, wordt hij samen met Ionesco gezien als de beste Franse toneelschrijver van de twintigste eeuw. Hij vertaalde zijn stukken zelf in het Engels. De theaterstukken die hij schreef zijn kaal, minimalistisch en diep pessimistisch over menselijke natuur en de lotsbestemming van de mens. Na zijn laatste boek, How it is, werden zijn thema's ook steeds cryptischer.

Hij kreeg de Nobelprijs voor de Literatuur in 1969. Hij ligt begraven op het Cimetière du Montparnasse in Parijs.

Medlemmar

Diskussioner

Samuel Beckett i Fine Press Forum (oktober 2021)
October 2013: Samuel Beckett i Monthly Author Reads (oktober 2013)

Recensioner

 
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AnkaraLibrary | Feb 23, 2024 |
Three persons are awaiting the arrival of a fourth. He doesn't show up. Various theological and philosophic questions are aired. The audience is left to make what sense of it that they can.
 
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DinadansFriend | 157 andra recensioner | Jan 27, 2024 |
Beckett's three great novels like his plays, break new ground in their structure and narrative. A bleak emptiness hovers throughout the three novels that one may consider a sort of trilogy. I was mesmerized from the opening pages of Molloy and wondered what it was in this bleak indeterminacy that was so beguiling. Reading slowly and closely I slowly found a method in this seemingly chaotic world. Drawn inward by moments of humor that counterposed the strange events, if they can be called that, I was drawn forward by the narrator even as the narrative itself seemed to be collapsing. These are three novels with so much wonder and ideas to think about that the attentive reader cannot fail to be impressed. I found these novels to be moving in a unique way and important additions to the literature of modernism.

In Samuel Beckett's novel, Molloy, the first sentence states bluntly, “I am in my mother's room.” This is followed on the first page of the novel with the phrase “I don't know” repeated five times, and if you add “I don't understand” and “I've forgotten” you have eight assertions of lack of knowing. How can or should the reader interpret those comments as establishing anything but a high level of uncertainty both about what the narrator (I) is telling us and what the narrator, may or may not, believe about himself and the world around him? Of most interest to this reader is the comment that the narrator would like to “finish dying” and that his mother is dead, although he is not sure exactly when she died.

What is the reader's expectation for the succeeding 167 pages of the novel based on the first page filled with uncertainty and death? There is work mentioned, but the pages he works on are filled with “signs I don't understand”. Can we say the same for ourselves as readers? At best we are left with snippets of possible information about a handful of others (the man who comes every week, they who may or may not have buried his mother, the son that he may or may not have, and the chambermaid without true love, and yet another who was the true love-whose name he has forgotten, repeatedly). As I reread these lines I cannot help but note the humor of the situation.
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jwhenderson | 26 andra recensioner | Dec 10, 2023 |

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