By now, I should be use to these abstract type of novels, but I still find myself trying to tear the book in little pieces to find the meaning. In other words, I am doing what every person does when they read a post-modernist novel. Samuel Beckett was an author caught between the end of the modernist era and the beginning of the post-modern era. Born in Ireland and residing for the majority of his life in France, Beckett was a renown novelist, playwright, and poet who embellished his works with pessimistic views of life and dark humor. His existentialist ideas could be the result of his involvement in the French Resistance during World War II, but either way he was a very private man. Waiting for Godot was one of his best works and received mix emotions for its minimalist style and lack of any real action. Beckett won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969 and passed the same year as his wife in 1989.
*I have no idea if this picture is real, but I thought it was funny! For all my X-men lovers.