[ US /ˈbɛkɪt/ ]
  1. 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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How To Use Beckett In A Sentence

  • So I think of Beckett as not being religious in the usual sense but at least being alive, being truly alive, and horror-struck by it.
  • ‘I only wish farmers could be fully compensated for the incompetence, inefficiency and neglect of the Department over which Mrs Beckett presides,’ he said.
  • I seem to remember getting into some fairly deep Samuel Beckett.
  • Again there is a comparison with Beckett and tragicomedy, where happiness and sadness are all the more vivid from being in relief to each other.
  • To label [Béla] Tarr, co-subject of this week's micro-retro at the Harvard Film Archive, as a downer is merely a philistine's impatient way of saying he's an existentialist, a modern-film Dostoyevsky-Beckett with a distinctly Hungarian taste for suicidal depression, morose self-amusement, and bile," writes Michael Atkinson. GreenCine Daily: Fests and events, 1/11.
  • Like many modern Irish writers, Beckett resented the pettiness, prejudice and prudery of his country of birth.
  • Enjoying a ratings boost this spring thanks to its Dancing With the Stars lead-in, this enjoyable light mystery swaps coasts as Detective Beckett goes rogue, defying orders as she heads from New York to L.A. where the Heat Wave movie based on Castle's books is in production to find the killer of her former partner. Matt's Picks: May 2-5
  • The disembodied faces which we see through the darkness are recognisably human, but also immobile, as if physically caught in a state of Beckettian stasis.
  • The young author was billed as 'the new Beckett'.
  • The importance of the stud starters gets magnified, and Boston has two thoroughbreds in lefty Jon Lester and Josh Beckett. What to watch for in Red Sox-Angels series
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