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Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Playwright

Samuel Barclay Beckett

Sitter in 40 portraits
Born in Dublin Beckett studied modern European Literature at Trinity College, Dublin (1923-1927). From 1932 he lived mainly in Paris becoming closely associated with James Joyce. His plays and novels, mostly written first in French, deliver a reductive view of human existence, and have been internationally influential. They include the novel trilogy Molloy (1951), Malone Dies (1951) and The Unnamable (1953), and the plays Waiting for Godot (premiered in Paris in 1953 and first staged in London in 1955), Endgame (1957), Krapp's Last Tape(1959), Happy Days (1961) and Not I(1973). Beckett was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969.

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Samuel Beckett

by John Minihan
resin print, 1984
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Samuel Beckett

by John Minihan
cibachrome print, 1984
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Samuel Beckett

by John Minihan
resin print, 1984
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Samuel Beckett

by John Minihan
resin print, 1984
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Samuel Beckett

by John Minihan
resin print, 1984
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Samuel Beckett

by John Minihan
resin print, 1984
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Samuel Beckett

by John Minihan
resin print, 1984
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Samuel Beckett

by John Minihan
resin print, 1984
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Samuel Beckett

by John Minihan
cibachrome print, 1985
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Samuel Beckett

by John Minihan
resin print, December 1985
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Samuel Beckett

by John Minihan
resin print, December 1985
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Samuel Beckett

by John Minihan
resin print, December 1985
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Samuel Beckett

by Lars Hokanson
woodcut, 1978
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Samuel Beckett

by Brassaï (Gyula Halász)
gelatin silver print, 1957
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Samuel Beckett

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, October 1966
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Samuel Beckett

by Jane Bown
bromide print, 1976
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