Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) was one of the leading dramatists and writers of the 20th century. Though he spent most of his life in Paris and wrote in French as well as English, he always held an Irish passport. He was influenced by many of his Irish forbears, Jonathan Swift, J. M. Synge, William and Jack Butler Yeats, and friend and mentor, James Joyce. His literary legacy is immense. On display is an Olympian press edition of Watt, his last novel to be written in English. It was published in 1953, after the appearance of his classic play Waiting for Godot.
Samuel Beckett. Revue d'Esthétique, 1990. Paris: Editions Jean-Michel Place, 1990. General Collection PQ 2603 E378 Z5 S559 1990;
Samuel Beckett. Watt. Paris: Olympia Press, 1958. Spec Coll Stack PR 6003 E282 W3;