Samuel Beckett Is Dead at 83; His 'Godot' Changed Theater
Samuel Beckett
Mel Gussow~The New York Times
At the root of his art was a philosophy of the deepest yet most courageous pessimism, exploring man's relationship with his God. With Beckett, one searched for hope amid despair and continued living with a kind of stoicism, as illustrated by the final words of his novel, The Unnamable: "You must go on, I can't go on, I'll go on." Or as he wrote in Worstward Ho, one of his later works of fiction: "Try again. Fail again. Fail better."
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