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ISBN-10: 0802150667

ISBN-13: 9780802150660

Edition: N/A

Authors: Samuel Beckett

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List price: $15.00
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/18/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 147
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Nobel Prize winner (1969) Samuel Beckett was born on April 13, 1906 near Dublin, Ireland into a middle-class Protestant family. As a boy, he studied French and enjoyed cricket, tennis, and boxing. At Trinity College he continued his studies in French and Italian and became interested in theater and film, including American film. After graduation, Beckett taught English in Paris and traveled through France and Germany. While in Paris Beckett met Suzanne Deschevaus-Dusmesnil. During World War II when Paris was invaded, they joined the Resistance. They were later forced to flee Paris after being betrayed to the Gestapo, but returned in 1945. Beckett and Deschevaus-Dusmesnil married in 1961.…