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Samuel, 1906–1989, Irish playwright and novelist, living in France: Nobel Prize in Literature 1969.
Contemporary Examples

The title of his first novel is taken from DeLillo, the second from Beckett.
Joshua Ferris’s New Novel Chronicles an Existential Dentist in Despair Tom LeClair May 5, 2014

This week: Kazuo Ishiguro’s new Hollywood short story, and musical influences in Joyce, Beckett, and other classic Irish writers.
Best of Brit Lit Peter Stothard May 6, 2009

Growing up in Dublin, he devoured books: Joyce, Faulkner, and, yes, Beckett.
Fat, Ugly, and Famous Nicole LaPorte July 26, 2011

All unimportant,” writes Beckett, “but they had better be corrected before you send it out.
The Best of Brit Lit Peter Stothard March 31, 2010

In as much as there is a competition here, Beckett and Tóibín won jointly, with four recommendations each.
The Best of Brit Lit Peter Stothard November 24, 2009

Historical Examples

There is another engraving from the first-named Vandyck by Beckett.
Notes and Queries, Number 211, November 12, 1853 Various

He must have stolen them from a person named Beckett—R. Beckett.
The Room in the Dragon Volant J. Sheridan LeFanu

And I went to him, and took possession of the hand Mrs. Beckett had left free.
Everyman’s Land C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson

There is more silence in the plays of Beckett and Ionesco than there are words.
The Civilization of Illiteracy Mihai Nadin

There was an asking smile on his lips, and—by accident, of course—his dear blind eyes looked straight at Mrs. Beckett.
Everyman’s Land C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson

Margaret Mary. Dame. born 1943, British Labour politician; leader of the House of Commons (1998–2001); secretary of state for environment, food, and rural affairs (2001–2006); foreign secretary (2006– 07)
Samuel (Barclay). 1906–89, Irish dramatist and novelist writing in French and English, whose works portray the human condition as insignificant or absurd in a bleak universe. They include the plays En attendant Godot (Waiting for Godot, 1952), Fin de partie (Endgame, 1957), and Not I (1973) and the novel Malone meurt (Malone Dies, 1951): Nobel prize for literature 1969


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