WAITING FOR GODOT by Samuel Beckett #BookReview #5stars #Play #Literary

No joke. This is a real masterpiece.

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

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What it’s about:

From an inauspicious beginning at the tiny Left Bank Theatre de Babylone in 1953, followed by bewilderment among American and British audiences, Waiting for Godot has become of the most important and enigmatic plays of the past fifty years and a cornerstone of twentieth-century drama. As Clive Barnes wrote, “Time catches up with genius … Waiting for Godot is one of the masterpieces of the century.”

The story revolves around two seemingly homeless men waiting for someone—or something—named Godot. Vladimir and Estragon wait near a tree, inhabiting a drama spun of their own consciousness. The result is a comical wordplay of poetry, dreamscapes, and nonsense, which has been interpreted as mankind’s inexhaustible search for meaning. Beckett’s language pioneered an expressionistic minimalism that captured the existential post-World War II Europe. His play remains one of the most magical and beautiful allegories of our time.

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My thoughts:

This was brilliant.

The fact that Beckett was shy in person but delivered great, moving speeches and wrote like a God only added to his books’ charms.

Who says whoever you are waiting for must appear in the end?

The journey is what things are about.

You find your own meaning in life. Start thinking. You don’t want to figure that out too late.

5 full stars.

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My review on Goodreads

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