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Relating to or characteristic of the Irish writer Samuel Beckett or his works:‘the text is very Beckettian in tone’
- ‘His brusque dismissal by passers-by lends a tinge of Beckettian pathos to this very plainly told tale.’
- ‘The text is, by all accounts, very Beckettian in tone.’
- ‘In Beckettian performance, the physical encompasses or fringes on the metaphysical.’
- ‘This story is a little complicated and rather absurd, almost in a Beckettian way.’
- ‘I had the idea for the film when I heard a sort of Beckettian exchange in a cafe.’
An admirer, imitator, or student of the Irish writer Samuel Beckett:‘essays or articles by Beckettians’
- ‘This volume includes a number of the articles by young promising Beckettians who brought a touch of excitement to the symposium.’
- ‘The present issue offers a number of fresh and at times provocative contributions from all over the world - mainly produced by young Beckettians at workshops.’
- ‘We hope in future years to bring American and European Beckettians closer together and to offer informal, social occasions for Beckett scholars to meet.’
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