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samuelbeckettThis page, which explores Samuel Beckett as an author, was created by Griffin Muckley for AP English Literature class at Benilde-St. Margaret’s School in April of 2009. Samuel Beckett was born on April 13, 1906 in Dublin Ireland. His schooling was quite extensive; he attended Portora Royal School before playing cricket for Dublin University. After graduatiing from Trinity College in Dublin, Beckett moved to Paris where he met James Joyce, another Irish author that would be a major influence on his writing. Throughout his career, Beckett published a number of plays, books, essays, and poems. His works would eventually earn him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969. After years of travelling Europe, Samuel Beckett died in Paris, France on December 22, 1989. For further information on Beckett’s style, themes, characters, and symbols see the links posted at the top of this page.

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