Samuel Beckett
#76 Overall Influence

Samuel Beckett

Irish novelist, playwright, and poet


Why is this person notable and influential?

Samuel Barclay Beckett was an Irish novelist, playwright, short story writer, theatre director, poet, and literary translator. A resident of Paris for most of his adult life, he wrote in both French and English.
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    As an unconventional but modernist author of the war-ravaged twentieth-century, Beckett focused on essential elements of the human condition in dark, humorous ways. Moreover, Beckett was often associated with the “Theatre of the Absurd,” where his work displayed conventional plot and structure and utilized laughter as a prominent tool against despair.

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What schools is this person affiliated with?
Trinity College Dublin
Trinity College Dublin

Constituent college of the University of Dublin in Ireland

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Notable Works

What contributions to academia has this person made?
  • Ohio Impromptu
  • Nohow On
  • How It Is
  • Come and Go
  • Proust
  • Dream of Fair to Middling Women
  • Three Dialogues
  • Breath
  • Worstward Ho
  • Our Exagmination Round His Factification for Incamination of Work in Progress
  • Rockaby
  • Fizzles
  • Company
  • The Lost Ones
  • Watt
  • Footfalls
  • Lessness
  • Rough for Theatre I
  • Stories and Texts for Nothing
  • Imagination Dead Imagine
  • Ping
  • Murphy
  • Echo's Bones
  • The Unnamable
  • Waiting for Godot
  • Waiting for Godot
  • First Love
  • Mercier and Camier
  • Malone Dies
  • Texts for Nothing
  • That Time
  • Molloy
  • Endgame
  • Play
  • Play

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How’s this person influential?
#11 World Rank