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Samuel Beckett and Waiting for Godot Just as every other body of writing this century, the works of Samuel Beckett reflect an unflinching, even fanatical flirtation with global emptiness. His literary and dramatic reports of skirmishes using nothingness portray human beings (normally beings, at the least, extraterrestrial beings more or less human and intact) located in paradoxical, impossibly absurd conditions. Samuel Barclay Beckett was born in the comfy Dublin suburb of Foxrock at 1906, on the 13th both April, that was Good Friday this year, or else of May-he and his birth certificate always disagreed on this point. He was the second son of a fairly wealthy, middle-class, Protestant few: his dad was a builder and his mother a former nurse. Beckett's schooling was standard. When he was thirteen, his parents sent him to boarding school at the Portora Royal at Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. He studied classics, and was also very successful at cricket, rugby, and swimming. In 1923, he entered Trinity College, Dublin, where he read Modern Languages. He was admired for high scholastic achievement upon getting his BA degree in December 1927. In 1928 he began a literary career as a professor and writer. He tutored French for two periods at Campbell College, Belfast, and later that year he began a two-year trade fellowship at the Г‰cole Normal SupГ©rieure in Paris. In Paris he met his mentor-to-be, James Joyce, and he started to write and publish criticism and poetry. He returned to Dublin, where between 1930 and 1932 that he took his MA degree and lectured in French at Trinity College. For the next several decades, he wrote and.