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Happy Days - a book by Beckett, Samuel

Happy Days

A Play in Two Acts

Happy Days( )
Author: Beckett, Samuel
ISBN:978-0-8021-4440-9
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated
Imprint:Grove Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $14.00
Book Description:

With the sound of a piercing bell Winnie wakes and exclaims, “Another heavenly day.” Even though she is buried up to her waist, Winnie—ever the optimist— goes about her day without the recollection that something is amiss. She brushes her teeth, puts on lipstick, reminisces about the past, and makes references to great works of literature that she has read but can no longer remember the lines that inspired her. Her source of comfort and inspiration, and all...
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Pages:96
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.62 x 7.94 x 0.24 Inches
Book Weight:0.242 Pounds
Author Biography
Beckett, Samuel (Author)
Nobel Prize winner (1969) Samuel Beckett was born on April 13, 1906 near Dublin, Ireland into a middle-class Protestant family. As a boy, he studied French and enjoyed cricket, tennis, and boxing. At Trinity College he continued his studies in French and Italian and became interested in theater and film, including American film.

After graduation, Beckett taught English in Paris and traveled through France and Germany. While in Paris Beckett met Suzanne Deschevaus-Dusmesnil. During World War II when Paris was invaded, they joined the Resistance. They were later forced to flee Paris after being betrayed to the Gestapo, but returned in 1945. Beckett and Deschevaus-Dusmesnil married in 1961.

Samuel Beckett's first novel was Dream of Fair to Middling Women. Among his many works are Murphy; Malone Dies; and The Unnameable. His plays include Endgame, Happy Days, Not I, That Time, and Krapp's Last Tape.

In 1953, the production of Waiting For Godot in Paris by director and actor Roger Blin earned Beckett international fame. Beckett was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1969. His style was postmodern minimalist and some of his major themes were imprisonment in one's self, the failure of language, and moral conduct in a godless world.

Despite his fame, Samuel Beckett led a secluded life. In his later years he suffered from cataracts and emphysema. His wife Suzanne died on July 17, 1989 and Beckett died on December 22nd of the same year.

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