22 December-Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett, author and theatre director, was a native of Co Dublin, Ireland. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1969. He was given the award ‘for his writing, which – in new forms for the novel and drama – in the destitution of modern man acquires its elevation’

Samuel Barclay Beckett was born in Foxrock County Dublin on April 13th 1906. He studied at Trinity College Dublin from 1923 to 1927 where he was a member of the college cricket team. He graduated with a BA degree in 1927 and took up a teaching post at Campbell College in Belfast. A short time later he moved to France where he taught English at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris for two years.

Beckett returned to Ireland in 1930 to work as a lecturer at Trinity College Dublin. He resigned his post in TCD in 1931 and returned to live in France. He lived in France for most of his adult life. Beckett is most famous for his 1953 play ‘En attendant Godot’ (Waiting for Godot).

Samuel Beckett died in Paris at the age of 83 in the year 1989 On This Day.

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