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Samuel Beckett (1906–1989)

Autor(a) de Waiting for Godot: A Tragicomedy in Two Acts

521+ Works 37,952 Membros 433 Reviews 259 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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. Samuel Beckett's first novel was Dream of Fair to Middling Women. Among his many works are Murphy; Malone Dies; and The Unnameable. His plays include Endgame, Happy Days, Not I, That Time, and Krapp's Last Tape. In 1953, the production of Waiting For Godot in Paris by director and actor Roger Blin earned Beckett international fame. Beckett was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1969. His style was postmodern minimalist and some of his major themes were imprisonment in one's self, the failure of language, and moral conduct in a godless world. Despite his fame, Samuel Beckett led a secluded life. In his later years he suffered from cataracts and emphysema. His wife Suzanne died on July 17, 1989 and Beckett died on December 22nd of the same year. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Séries

Obras de Samuel Beckett

Endgame / Act Without Words (1957) — Autor — 3,062 cópias
Three Novels: Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable (1951) — Autor; Tradutor, algumas edições3,006 cópias
Murphy (1938) 1,641 cópias
Molloy (1951) 1,180 cópias
Watt (1953) 1,100 cópias
Happy Days (1961) 883 cópias
Malone Dies (1951) 849 cópias
How It Is (1961) 634 cópias
Collected Shorter Plays (1984) 577 cópias
The Unnamable (1957) 570 cópias
More Pricks Than Kicks (1934) 561 cópias
Mercier and Camier (1946) 540 cópias
The Complete Dramatic Works (1986) 498 cópias
Stories and Texts for Nothing (1955) 393 cópias
Krapp’s Last Tape & Embers (1958) 356 cópias
Proust (1931) 236 cópias
Company (1979) 235 cópias
Worstward Ho (1983) 207 cópias
First Love (1973) 202 cópias
Ill Seen Ill Said (1981) 179 cópias
The Lost Ones (1970) 171 cópias
Eleuthéria (1995) 153 cópias
First Love and Other Shorts (1974) 140 cópias
All That Fall (1957) 116 cópias
Echo's Bones (1992) 112 cópias
Ends and Odds (1976) 108 cópias
The End (Penguin Modern) (2018) 107 cópias
Fizzles (1976) 107 cópias
Poems in English (1960) 104 cópias
Stirrings Still (1988) 89 cópias
Film (1969) 71 cópias
Collected poems, 1930–1978 (1884) 66 cópias
Teatro (2002) 62 cópias
Not I (1724) 59 cópias
The Expelled (1777) 50 cópias
All strange away (1724) 47 cópias
Texts for nothing (1955) 43 cópias
Krapp's Last Tape (1958) 41 cópias
Selected Poems 1930-1989 (2009) 36 cópias
A Samuel Beckett Reader (1967) 31 cópias
Comedies et actes divers (1966) 31 cópias
Relatos (1987) 30 cópias
Six Residua (Beckett Short) (1656) 29 cópias
Teste-morte (1972) 24 cópias
Breath and Other Short Plays (1971) 23 cópias
Waiting for Godot ; Endgame (1970) 22 cópias
Footfalls (1976) 22 cópias
Dikter (2001) 21 cópias
Come and Go (1967) 19 cópias
That Time (1976) 19 cópias
Tre dramer (2006) 18 cópias
No's Knife (1967) 17 cópias
Imagination Dead Imagine (1965) 16 cópias
Obra Poetica Completa (2000) 16 cópias
Lessness (Signature) (1970) 15 cópias
L'Image (1988) 15 cópias
Novelas (2006) 15 cópias
Beckett on Film [2002 film] (2002) 14 cópias
Evergreen review 13 cópias
Eh Joe and Other Writings (1967) 12 cópias
From an abandoned work (1958) 12 cópias
Modern Short Stories 2: 1940-1980 (1982) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Play (1964) 12 cópias
Three Occasional Pieces (1982) 11 cópias
Beckett Shorts (1999) 11 cópias
Embers (1993) 10 cópias
In nessun modo ancora (2008) 10 cópias
Eh Joe 10 cópias
Trois dialogues (1949) 9 cópias
Flötentöne. (1982) 8 cópias
Racconti e prose brevi (2010) 8 cópias
Arikha (1985) 8 cópias
Pas (1995) 8 cópias
Erzählungen. (1995) 8 cópias
Rockaby (1981) 7 cópias
Fünf Spiele (1970) 7 cópias
Gedichte (1976) 7 cópias
Rockaby and Other Works (1981) 7 cópias
Szenen. Prosa. Verse. (1995) 7 cópias
Skodespel (1991) 6 cópias
Teatro Reunido (2014) 6 cópias
Words and Music 6 cópias
Bruchstücke (1997) 6 cópias
Rumbo a peor (2001) 6 cópias
Dramaty (1995) 6 cópias
Niet ik ; Toen ; Stappen (1979) 5 cópias
Racconti e teatro (1980) 5 cópias
A Piece of Monologue (1982) 5 cópias
Detritus (Spanish Edition) (2001) 5 cópias
Manchas en el silencio (2002) 4 cópias
Endgame Play (1996) 4 cópias
Poesie (2006) 4 cópias
Residua (1981) 4 cópias
Da un'opera abbandonata (2003) 4 cópias
Ohio Impromptu 4 cópias
Kort proza (2017) 4 cópias
Últimos trabalhos (1996) 4 cópias
Dünya ve Pantolon (2015) 4 cópias
Choix de textes (1974) 4 cópias
Beckett's Dream Notebook (1999) 4 cópias
Le poesie (1999) 4 cópias
Fim de Jogo 4 cópias
Slut än en gång (1990) 4 cópias
What Where [play] (2016) 3 cópias
Nacht und Träume [play] (2006) 3 cópias
Quad 3 cópias
Not I/Footfalls/Rockaby (2004) 3 cópias
Breath 3 cópias
Obras escogidas (1978) 3 cópias
Watt 3 cópias
De ontvolker 3 cópias
Samuel Beckett, 1969 (1993) 3 cópias
Proust Y Otros Ensayos (2008) 3 cópias
Ausgewählte Werke (1990) 3 cópias
Pavesas (Spanish Edition) (2002) 3 cópias
Teatras (2009) 3 cópias
Skuespill 3 cópias
Eşlik (2017) 3 cópias
Spectaculum 28 (1978) 3 cópias
Auswahl : in einem Band (1967) 3 cópias
Wierność przegranej (1999) 2 cópias
Pisma prozą (1982) 2 cópias
Prosa, Teatro, Poesia (1979) 2 cópias
Raster 38 (1986) 2 cópias
Werke (1986) 2 cópias
Murphy (1979) 2 cópias
Πρόζες, 1945-1980 (1998) 2 cópias
Mercier ile Camier (1998) 2 cópias
Expelled & Other Novels (1980) 2 cópias
Beckett 2 cópias
No właśnie co (2010) 2 cópias
Teatre complet, vol.I (1995) 2 cópias
Aus aufgegebenen Werken (1968) 2 cópias
Cómo es 2 cópias
Malone Ölüyor 2 cópias
Teatre complet, vol. II (1997) 2 cópias
Assunzione (2009) 2 cópias
Jogo do Fim 2 cópias
Dzieła dramatyczne (1988) 2 cópias
Malone vdes 2 cópias
ΒΑΤΤ 1 exemplar(es)
Μονόπρακτα 1 exemplar(es)
Prosa Teatro Poesia 1 exemplar(es)
El innombrable 1 exemplar(es)
Lettere. 1941-1956 (Vol. 2) (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
Endgame (1958) 1 exemplar(es)
Was Wo 1 exemplar(es)
New writing and writers. 17 (1980) 1 exemplar(es)
El innombrable (2017) 1 exemplar(es)
Hry 1 exemplar(es)
Damals 1 exemplar(es)
FRAGMENTO DE TEATRO II 1 exemplar(es)
Molloy : Roman 1 exemplar(es)
Μέρφυ (2020) 1 exemplar(es)
Samuel Beckett osszes dramai (1998) 1 exemplar(es)
Malone Muere 1 exemplar(es)
Poesia Teatro Poesia 1 exemplar(es)
Lettres : III 1957-1965 (2016) 1 exemplar(es)
Relatos 1 exemplar(es)
Η ΕΙΚΟΝΑ 1 exemplar(es)
Watt (2023) 1 exemplar(es)
Peintres de l'empechement (1990) 1 exemplar(es)
Echo'nun Kemikleri 1 exemplar(es)
Adlandirilamayan 1 exemplar(es)
Il Castoro 1 exemplar(es)
E PAEMERTUESHMJA 1 exemplar(es)
ΜΟΛΛΟΫ 1 exemplar(es)
UDHETIM I MBYLLUR 1 exemplar(es)
OBRAS ESCOGIDAS 1 exemplar(es)
Üçleme 1 exemplar(es)
Mutlu Günler 1 exemplar(es)
Krapp's Last Tape 1 exemplar(es)
Der Namenlose : Roman (1953) 1 exemplar(es)
Mercier und Camier : Roman (1970) 1 exemplar(es)
Watt : Roman (1953) 1 exemplar(es)
Poesias Completas 1 exemplar(es)
Siradan Kadinlar Dusu (2013) 1 exemplar(es)
Acaba Nasil? (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
TEATRO DI BECKETT 1 exemplar(es)
Malone está a morrer (1993) 1 exemplar(es)
Più pene che pane 1 exemplar(es)
Objet 1 exemplar(es)
L'Expulsé- Le calmant (2007) 1 exemplar(es)
En Attendant Gadot 1 exemplar(es)
Nowele 1 exemplar(es)
Teatr 1 exemplar(es)
Come è 1 exemplar(es)
Quiebros y poemas (1998) 1 exemplar(es)
Notes de Beckett sur Geulinck (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
Commedia (in Teatro) 1 exemplar(es)
Becketts ring (1987) 1 exemplar(es)
Werke: 4 Bde. (1976) 1 exemplar(es)
Bram Van Velde 1 exemplar(es)
Malone meurt 1 exemplar(es)
Compagnia e Worstward Ho (1986) 1 exemplar(es)
Lulkanto 1 exemplar(es)
A vueltas quietas (2004) 1 exemplar(es)
Stihoklepstvo (1978) 1 exemplar(es)
Beckett, Samuel 1 exemplar(es)
beckett théâtre1 1 exemplar(es)
The End [short story] 1 exemplar(es)
Como é 1 exemplar(es)
Werke in 5 Bänden (1976) 1 exemplar(es)
Enough (1966) 1 exemplar(es)
Sögur, leikrit, ljóð 1 exemplar(es)
Ping (1966) 1 exemplar(es)
Shorts 1 exemplar(es)
Poèmes = Básně 1 exemplar(es)
Opere (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
Secret Transfusions (Picas Series) (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
Ποιήματα… (1989) 1 exemplar(es)
Beckett Directs Beckett: Endgame (1992) 1 exemplar(es)
Ο κόσμος και το… (2008) 1 exemplar(es)
Toplu kisa oyunlar 1956-1962 (1993) 1 exemplar(es)
Pioravante Marche 1 exemplar(es)
Genesis 1 exemplar(es)
Dashuria e parë 1 exemplar(es)
Come è 1 exemplar(es)
New Writers II 1 exemplar(es)
Sobresauts 1 exemplar(es)
Waiting for Godeau (2016) 1 exemplar(es)
Gelukkige dagen 1 exemplar(es)
Spel 1 exemplar(es)
Felaket ve Sair Kisa Oyunlar (2018) 1 exemplar(es)
Relatos y textos para nada (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
Fragment 1 exemplar(es)
Signature Anthology 20 (1975) 1 exemplar(es)
Racconti e teatro Samuel Beckett (1978) 1 exemplar(es)
Avigt & Co (1973) 1 exemplar(es)
Molloy. Ediz. speciale (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
Film notebook 1 exemplar(es)
Театр: Пьесы 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction (1983) — Contribuinte — 1,124 cópias
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (1954) — Contribuinte, algumas edições441 cópias
The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories (1989) — Contribuinte — 427 cópias
The Olympia Reader (1965) — Contribuinte — 279 cópias
The Penguin Book of Irish Verse (1981) — Contribuinte — 193 cópias
Nine Plays of the Modern Theater (1981) — Contribuinte — 182 cópias
Masterpieces of the Drama (1966) — Contribuinte — 179 cópias
The Penguin Book of Irish Fiction (1999) — Contribuinte — 149 cópias
Great Irish Short Stories (1964) — Contribuinte — 142 cópias
The Faber Book of Beasts (1997) — Contribuinte — 139 cópias
Seven Plays of the Modern Theatre (1962) — Contribuinte — 124 cópias
Mexican Poetry: An Anthology (1958) — Tradutor; Tradutor, algumas edições105 cópias
Great French Short Stories (1946) — Contribuinte — 72 cópias
The Grim Reader: Writings on Death, Dying, and Living On (1997) — Contribuinte — 60 cópias
Partisan Review (1998) — Contribuinte, algumas edições33 cópias
The Obie Winners: The Best of Off-Broadway (1980) — Contribuinte — 28 cópias
The Penguin Book of Irish Comic Writing (1996) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
In the Wake of the Wake (1977) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
Pathetic Literature (2022) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
Contemporary one-act plays (1976) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
Masters of British Literature, Volume B (2007) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
En Attendant Godot: Profil (1970) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
England forteller : britiske og irske noveller (1970) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Bibliothek Suhrkamp. Ein Lesebuch, Klassiker der Moderne (1989) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Film [1965 film] (1965) — Autor — 5 cópias
Film / Notfilm (DVD Blu-ray) — Autor — 3 cópias
Van Flaubert tot heden : Franse verhalen — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
The Analog Sea Review: Number Four (2022) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Sulfur 6 — Contribuinte — 2 cópias

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Beckett, Samuel Barclay
Outros nomes
Bellis, Andrew
Data de nascimento
1906-04-13
Data de falecimento
1989-12-22
Local de enterro
Cimetière du Montparnasse, Parijs, Frankrijk
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
Ierland
Local de nascimento
Foxrock, Dublin, Ierland
Local de falecimento
Parijs, Frankrijk
Educação
Frans, Trinity College in Dublin
Italiaans, Trinity College in Dublin
Engels, Trinity College in Dublin
Ocupação
Schrijver
Toneelschrijver
Dichter
Leraar
Relacionamentos
Joyce, James (mentor)
Havel, Václav (friend)
Yeats, Jack Butler (friend)
Kenner, Hugh (friend)
Arikha, Avigdor (friend)
Buffet-Picabia, Gabriële (colleague) (mostrar todas 7)
Federman, Raymond (friend)
Organizações
Olympia Press
Premiações
Nobelprijs voor Literatuur (1969)
Pequena biografia
Beckett werd geboren op Goede Vrijdag, 13 april 1906. Over deze datum bestond een tijd lang verwarring doordat Beckett volgens zijn geboortebewijs niet op 13 april, maar een maand later werd geboren. Een geboortebericht in een krant van 14 april 1906 bewijst echter het tegendeel.[bron?]

Hij studeerde Frans, Italiaans en Engels aan het Trinity College in Dublin van 1923 tot 1927. Vlak daarna werd hij aangenomen als leraar in Parijs. Daar ontmoette hij James Joyce, die een enorme invloed op hem had. Beckett schreef zijn eigen verhalen terwijl hij secretaris was van Joyce. In 1929 bracht hij zijn eerste werk uit, een kritisch essay dat Joyce's werk verdedigde. Zijn eerste korte verhaal Assumption werd hetzelfde jaar uitgebracht. In 1930 won hij een kleine literatuurprijs met zijn gedicht Whoroscope dat voornamelijk over René Descartes gaat, een andere grote invloed op zijn schrijven.

In 1930 ging hij terug naar Ierland en werkte aan het Trinity College, maar vertrok weer na 2 jaar. Hij reisde door Europa en vestigde zich uiteindelijk permanent in Frankrijk. Hij publiceerde daar een kritische studie van het werk van Marcel Proust. Hij deed een poging een boek te schrijven in de stijl van James Joyce, maar dit werd later uitgebracht als een serie korte verhalen More Pricks than Kicks. Er wordt wel gezegd dat elk van deze verhalen een milde parodie is op de verhalen in Dubliners van Joyce. Hierna bracht hij de roman Murphy uit. Zijn bekendste boeken zijn waarschijnlijk de drie die bekend staan als "de trilogy": Molloy (1951), Malone Dies (1951) in het Frans, in 1958 vertaald in het Engels) en The Unnamable (1953, vertaald in 1960).Beckett is het meest beroemd geworden door het toneelstuk Waiting for Godot (uitgebracht in 1952 in het Frans (En attendant Godot), Engelse vertaling uitgebracht in 1955). Het stuk kreeg in eerste instantie slechte kritieken, maar langzaam werd het erg populair. Hetzelfde geldt voor het stuk Endgame. Omdat zijn stukken na 1947 vrijwel alle in het Frans geschreven zijn, wordt hij samen met Ionesco gezien als de beste Franse toneelschrijver van de twintigste eeuw. Hij vertaalde zijn stukken zelf in het Engels. De theaterstukken die hij schreef zijn kaal, minimalistisch en diep pessimistisch over menselijke natuur en de lotsbestemming van de mens. Na zijn laatste boek, How it is, werden zijn thema's ook steeds cryptischer.

Hij kreeg de Nobelprijs voor de Literatuur in 1969. Hij ligt begraven op het Cimetière du Montparnasse in Parijs.

Membros

Discussions

Samuel Beckett em Fine Press Forum (Outubro 2021)
October 2013: Samuel Beckett em Monthly Author Reads (Outubro 2013)

Resenhas

Na peça em dois atos, nada acontece: Dois loquazes e palrativos mendigos numa paisagem desolada esperam a chegada de um misterioso Godot cujachegada a cada momento se torna mais improvável. Cria-se no espectador a sensação de circularidade, L'Éternel Retour marcado por um dilema cuja essência é : Não posso mais esperar, porém tenho que esperanr. O drama existencial de confinamento foca a espera da quebra de um círculo vicioso e o fazer com que o tempo ande para a frente. Este surrealismo existencial tem ensejado, entre os críticos, pensamentos mais transcendentes e metafísicos sobre as questões da humanidade: nosso propósito neste cosmos, a possível presença de um poder superior e a nossa resistência desafiadora a toda e qualquer explicação ou interpretação.… (mais)
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Junto a uma árvore desfolhada, no meio de um descampado que talvez esteja em algum lugar da França, dois vagabundos, maltrapilhos mas pontuais, atendem dia após dia ao chamado de uma certo senhor Godot, Godet ou Godin - que prima por não comparecer, supondo-se que tenha de fato marcado o encontro.
 
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Estatísticas

Obras
521
Also by
40
Membros
37,952
Popularidade
#475
Avaliação
3.9
Resenhas
433
ISBNs
1,139
Idiomas
35
Favorito
259

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