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Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989



Samuel Beckett was an Irish novelist, playwright, short story writer, theatre director, poet, and literary translator. A resident of Paris for most of his adult life, he wrote in both French and English.

General Context

Emory University put together an open-access website, Chercher, to log and index all Samuel Beckett letters in public archives. Researchers may find this tool useful in their work.

Found in 57 Collections and/or Records:

Antier, Maurice, 1959 - 1969

Identifier: 1988.012.1.2

Background material and notes

Identifier: 1988.012.1.5
Scope and Contents

Ellmann's notes and materials relating to Samuel Beckett.

Dates: 1837 - 1990

Bair, Deirdre, 1972 - 1973

Identifier: 1988.012.1.4
Scope and Contents

Regarding Bair's biography of Samuel Beckett.

Dates: 1972 - 1973

Beckett, Samuel, 1952-04-22

Identifier: 1984.005.1.1
Scope and Contents

Becket to Lucie Noël Léon. Handwritten and signed letter, 1s. “Many thanks for cuttings. I had seen some of them...”

Dates: 1952-04-22

Beckett, Samuel

Identifier: 1988.012.1.221
Scope and Contents From the File:

Contents generally include: biographical information and drafts (often in multiple versions) of Ellmann's bio-commentary on each poet; selected poems by each author, photocopied from published sources; press cuttings of articles; rights and permissions to reprint poems; lists of corrections; and fragments of page proofs.

Dates: 1837 - 1990

Ben-Zvi, Linda, 1979 - 1980

Identifier: 1988.012.1.6
Scope and Contents

Ben-Zvi has questions for Ellmann following her study of Mauthner's "Beitrage zu einer Kritik der Sprache".

Dates: 1979 - 1980

Book reviews

Identifier: 1988.012.1.27

Bradbury, Malcolm, 1984

Identifier: 1988.012.1.8
Scope and Contents

Invitation for Elllmann to contribute to a Contemporary Writers series on Beckett.

Dates: 1984

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