Ireland has created many famous poets. Samuel Beckett, born on Good Friday in 1906, is one of the most famous. He was not very happy until 1928, when he moved to Paris. He immediately fell in love with the city. He became friends with James Joyce, and married a Frenchwoman. He stayed in the city through World War II, joining the resistance against the Germans.
In 1953 he wrote one of his greatest works, Waiting for Godot. It became an instant classic, and like his subsequent plays, it was written in his adopted language, French.
He continued to write many poems and plays, and won the nobel prize in 1969. He passed away in 1989.
Waiting for Godot
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