Beckettian

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Beckett +‎ -ian

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Beckettian (comparative more Beckettian, superlative most Beckettian)

  1. Of or pertaining to the novelist and playwright Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) or his writings, noted for their bleak outlook and minimalism.
    • 2008, Sophie Ratcliffe, On Sympathy:
      This uncertainty often appears in Beckettian criticism—take the Scrutonian hesitation over Beckett's 'characters (if characters they can be called)', or John Pilling's admission that, in Beckett, character can become an 'impossibly complicated matter'.

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