Samuel Beckett: A Biography (Vintage Lives)

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The biography of Samuel Beckett, the writer and winner of the Nobel Prize for literature in 1969, who died in December 1989. He is the author of "Waiting for Godot", "Happy Days", "Molloy", "Krapp's Last Tape" and "The Unnamable".

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'Deirdre Bair has produced what is certain to remain the most thorough record of Samuel Beckett’s life’ -- C.P. Snow

‘Deirdre Bair has managed a scoop which in literary history is like that of Bernstein and Woodward in political history.’ -- Richard Ellmann

‘It is a remarkable achievement’ -- Anthony Burgess

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Samuel Beckett was a writer of genius and winner of the Nobel Prize in 1969. he died in December 1989. One of the most mysterious and private of authors, he maintained a virtually impenetrable wall of privacy around himself and the details of his life.

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