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Samuel Beckett

Data de nascimento: 13. Abril 1906
Data de falecimento: 22. Dezembro 1989

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Samuel Beckett foi um dramaturgo e escritor irlandês.

Beckett é amplamente considerado como um dos escritores mais influentes do século XX. Fortemente influenciado por James Joyce, ele é considerado um dos últimos modernistas. Como inspiração para muitos escritores posteriores, ele às vezes também é considerado um dos primeiros pós-modernistas. Ele é um dos escritores fundamentais, no que Martin Esslin chamou de "Teatro do absurdo". Seu trabalho tornou-se cada vez mais minimalista em sua carreira mais tarde.

Recebeu o Nobel de Literatura de 1969. Utiliza nas suas obras, traduzidas em mais de trinta línguas, uma riqueza metafórica imensa, privilegiando uma visão pessimista acerca do fenômeno humano. É considerado um dos principais autores do denominado teatro do absurdo. Sua obra mais famosa tanto no Brasil como em Portugal é a peça Esperando Godot.

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„I wish them all an atrocious life and then the fires and ice of hell and in the execrable generations to come an honoured name.“

—  Samuel Beckett
Context: Let me say before I go any further that I forgive nobody. I wish them all an atrocious life and then the fires and ice of hell and in the execrable generations to come an honoured name.

„Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.“

—  Samuel Beckett
Context: All of old. Nothing else ever. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

„Some of this rubbish has come in handy on occasions, I don’t deny it, on occasions which would never have arisen if they had left me in peace. I use it still, to scratch my arse with.“

—  Samuel Beckett
Context: What they were most determined for me to swallow was my fellow creatures. In this they were without mercy. I remember little or nothing of these lectures. I cannot have understood a great deal. But I seem to have retained certain descriptions, in spite of myself. They gave me courses on love, on intelligence, most precious, most precious. They also taught me to count, and even to reason. Some of this rubbish has come in handy on occasions, I don’t deny it, on occasions which would never have arisen if they had left me in peace. I use it still, to scratch my arse with.

„I do not feel like spending the rest of my life writing books that no one will read. It is not as though I wanted to write them.“

—  Samuel Beckett
Context: I think the next little bit of excitement is flying. I hope I am not too old to take it up seriously, nor too stupid about machines to qualify as a commercial pilot. I do not feel like spending the rest of my life writing books that no one will read. It is not as though I wanted to write them. The Letters of Samuel Beckett 1929–1940 (2009), p. 362

„Saying is inventing. Wrong, very rightly wrong.“

—  Samuel Beckett
Context: And truly it little matters what I say, this or that or any other thing. Saying is inventing. Wrong, very rightly wrong. You invent nothing, you think you are inventing, you think you are escaping, and all you do is stammer out your lesson, the remnants of a pensum one day got by heart and long forgotten, life without tears, as it is wept.

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