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Beckett   /bˈɛkɪt/   Listen

A playwright and novelist (born in Ireland) who lived in France; wrote plays for the theater of the absurd (1906-1989).  Synonym: Samuel Beckett.

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"Beckett" Quotes from Famous Books

... more grammar, a touch of the file To smooth the rough edge of his tongue and his style; And some friends, who could soften his temper or check it, Might amend Baron GRIMTHORPE, who once was called BECKETT. ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 101, September 26, 1891 • Various

... over, we might buy deck-chairs and air-pillows. Of course it was easy for any one to know that we needed all these things. Our lack was notorious. We sent a much disinfected, carbolic-smelling round robin of thanks to "James W. Beckett, Junior," son ...
— Everyman's Land • C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson

... folk to the heights of power occurs sufficiently often to afford material for the day dreams of ambitious youth. There is even a popular tendency to attribute a lowly origin to all favourites of fortune, as witness the legends that have grown up about the early careers of Beckett, Whittington, Wolsey, none of whom was as ill-born as popular tradition asserts. Yet such legends invariably grow up in the country of their heroes, which is the only one sufficiently interested in their career, so far ...
— Old French Romances • William Morris

Words linked to "Beckett" :   dramatist, writer, author, Samuel Beckett, playwright

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