Samuel Beckett was an Irish novelist, poet, playwright, and theatre director known for his avant-garde, darkly comic, absurdist work. He received the 1969 Nobel Prize for Literature.
"We wait. We are bored. (He throws up his hand.) No, don't protest, we are bored to death, there's no denying it. Good. A diversion comes along and what do we do? We let it go to waste ... In an instant all will vanish and we'll be alone once more, in the midst of nothingness!"
– Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot
ARTICLES FEATURING SAMUEL
I Go On: Michael North on Samuel Beckett’s “Echo’s Bones”
It is this sense of a life in which emptiness creates a kind of positive pressure, preventing its collapse, that makes “Echo’s Bones” prophetic of the great works that were to follow it....
Edward Hopper as Home and Homesickness
Hopper's reception abroad...
On two volumes of letters by Ernest Hemingway and Samuel Beckett....