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Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1969 for a body of work that includes novels, essays, poems and plays. His best-known play, Waiting for Godot (1953) is a comic study of…

Beckett, Samuel

(Encyclopedia) Beckett, Samuel bĕk´ĭt [key], 1906–89, Anglo-French playwright and novelist, b. Dublin. Beckett studied and taught in Paris before settling there permanently in 1937. He…

Samuel Beckett Biography

Samuel Beckettplaywright, novelistBorn: 4/13/1906Birthplace: Foxrock, County Dublin, Ireland With the production of En attendent Godot (1952, Waiting for Godot) in Paris in 1954, Beckett…


(Encyclopedia) Samuel, two books of the Bible, originally a single work, called First and Second Samuel in modern Bibles, and First and Second Kingdoms in the Septuagint . They…

1 Samuel

1 Samuel Ch. 1: Now there was a certain man of Ramathaim-zophim… Ch. 2: And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoiceth… Ch. 3: And the child Samuel ministered unto the… Ch. 4: And the word of…

2 Samuel

2 Samuel Ch. 1: Now it came to pass after the death of Saul, when… Ch. 2: And it came to pass after this, that David… Ch. 3: Now there was long war between the house of Saul… Ch. 4: And when…

Hoare, Samuel

(Encyclopedia) Hoare, Samuel: see Templewood, Samuel John Gurney Hoare, 1st Viscount .

Birch, Samuel

(Encyclopedia) Birch, Samuel, 1813–85, English Egyptologist. He wrote a dictionary of hieroglyphics and translated the Book of the Dead.