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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Beckett, Samuel 1906-1989. Irish-born writer whose novels include Murphy (1938) and Malone Dies (1951). Beckett is known to a wider audience for his absurdist plays, such as Waiting for Godot (1952) and Krapp's Last Tape (1959). He won the 1969 Nobel Prize for literature.

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  • proper n. A surname.

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  • n. a playwright and novelist (born in Ireland) who lived in France; wrote plays for the theater of the absurd (1906-1989)

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