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Saturday 30 August 2014

Beckett has us on edge of our seat

Alan O'Keeffe

Published 15/04/2014 | 02:30

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Caroline Murphy, a niece of Samuel Beckett, at the unveiling of his memorial in Foxrock, Dublin
Samuel Beckett pictured at the Royal Court Theatre in 1973.
Samuel Beckett pictured at the Royal Court Theatre in 1973.

A memorial plaque honouring Nobel Prize winning writer Samuel Beckett was unveiled in Foxrock village in Co Dublin on Sunday.

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A niece of the writer, Caroline Murphy, was present as the plaque was unveiled by Carrie Smyth, cathaoirleach of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Council Council.

Beckett, born in 1906, grew up in the South Dublin suburb. His family lived in a large house 'Cooldrinagh' on Kerrymount Avenue, until 1927.

The world-famous avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet lived in Paris for most of his adult life. But much of his work betrayed his deep roots in Dublin. Beckett won a Nobel Prize for Literature.

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