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Cultural Beacons: Rare interview with author Samuel Beckett

1987 Samuel Beckett Interview

Footage of Beckett in 1987, taken from “Waiting for Beckett: A Portrait of Samuel Beckett” (Global Village Production, 1994).

Samuel Barclay Beckett (13 April 1906 – 22 December 1989) was an Irish avant-garde novelist,playwright, theatre director, and poet, who lived in France for most of his adult life. He wrote in both English and French. His work offers a bleak, tragicomic outlook on human nature, often coupled  with black comedy and gallows humour.

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