The Absurd Geniuses Of All Time

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Samuel Beckett, regarded as one of the best Theater of the Absurd geniuses of all time, is an Irish playwright and director of the avant-garde. Living in Paris France for the majority of his life, he wrote in both English and French. Using bleak and hopeless themes, his works depict a harsh attack on realism and challenge the very meaning of life. Beckett’s works opened the world of theater to many interesting possibilities in drama and fiction. He introduced to theater and novel the idea that the existence of human life is absurd, an idea that is prominent in his writings. Born and raised in Ireland, he excelled in his education at Dublin University and Campbell College before moving to Paris in 1928. Here he was introduced to the profound Irish author, James Joyce, who is regarded as one of the most influential and important authors of the 20th century. Beckett and Joyce assisted in each other’s writings, including the book, Finnegans Wake (1939). Finnegans Wake shows some of Beckett’s darkness with its themes of sin interpreted in a dreamlike state. This book also inspired Beckett’s more comedic approach to the dark and depressing themes in most of his works. Assumption (1929), written by Beckett, was his first of many stories. Consisting of various themes of human nature and Irish folklore, this story was the first of many that could be considered as difficult to understand or just gibberish, due to its syntax being strained to incomprehensibility. The story contains

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