Samuel Beckett: A Biography

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Simon and Schuster, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 736 pages
Samuel Beckett has become the standard work on the enigmatic, controversial, and Nobel Prize-winning creator of such contributions to 20th-century theater as Waiting for Godot and Endgame. 16 pages of black-and-white photographs.

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Bearing the Absolute Aloneness of One's Solitary Spirit.: SAMUEL BECKETT: A Biography. By Deirdre Bair. 736 pages. New York and London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978. ISBN 0-15-179256-9 (hbk). In ... Read full review

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Deirdre Bair is the critically acclaimed author of four previous works of nonfiction. She received the National Book Award for "Samuel Beckett: A Biography," and her biographies of Anaļ s Nin and Simone de Beauvoir were also prize finalists. Her biography of C. G. Jung was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and received the Gradiva Award from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis. She has been awarded fellowships from (among others) the Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations and the Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College. She has been a literary journalist and university professor of comparative literature and now divides her time between New York and Connecticut.

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