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Samuel Beckett

Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  a playwright and novelist (born in Ireland) who lived in France; wrote plays for the theater of the absurd (1906-1989)
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  • Samuel Beckett A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • But then there’s Samuel Beckett.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • That’s why the show is loaded with so many "adult" elements, the constant punning and pop culture references like Monsterpiece Theater or the Samuel Beckett parody "Waiting for Elmo."
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Other important writers were the Frenchman Albert Camus, the Irishman Samuel Beckett, Eugene lonesco, who was from Romania, and Witold Gombro-wicz from Poland.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World

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  • We are rightly in awe of the torsions in the poetry of Paul Celan and rightly enamoured of the suspiring voice in Samuel Beckett because these are evidence that art can rise to the occasion and somehow be the corollary of Celan’s stricken destiny as Holocaust survivor and Beckett’s demure heroism as a member of the French Resistance.
    Seamus Heaney  --  Crediting Poetry
  • In his absurdist dramatic masterpiece Waiting_for Godot (1954) (about which, more later), Samuel Beckett waits until the second act to introduce a blind character.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Franz Kafka, Samuel Beckett, James Joyce, Vladimir Nabokov, Angela Carter, and T. Coraghessan Boyle are only a few of those twentieth-century masters of the ironic stance.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Samuel Beckett [8] , Victor Hugo [6] , Albert Camus [7] , Molière [7] , Alexandre Dumas [8] , Jean-Paul Sartre [8] , George Sand [9] , Guy de Maupassant [9]
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