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Pilling, John

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Works: 36 works in 192 publications in 3 languages and 5,520 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Handbooks and manuals  Chronologies  Bibliography‡vExhibition catalogs  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Commentator for written text
Classifications: PR6003.E282, 848.91409
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Most widely held works by John Pilling
The Cambridge companion to Beckett by John Pilling( Book )
50 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,274 libraries worldwide
This book provides thirteen essays on every aspect of the work of Samuel Beckett
Samuel Beckett by John Pilling( Book )
18 editions published between 1971 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 829 libraries worldwide
A reader's guide to fifty modern European poets by John Pilling( Book )
5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 569 libraries worldwide
From the Blurb: The last century and a quarter has been one of the most fertile periods for poetry in Europe and there has been a corresponding increase in interest among English-speaking readers. Although the debate about whether poetry is translatable continues, John Pilling believes that this growing readership is evidence of a substratum present in every poetic utterance which enables it to survive and withstand translation. Indeed, it would be a remarkable linguist who could tackle all the writers included here in their original language, and it would be an enormous loss to refuse to do otherwise. Apart from the five main European tongues-French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian-the study includes poets writing in Portuguese, Serbo-Croat, Polish and Greek. The book opens with a consideration of the great French poets Baudelaire, Mallarme, Verlaine, Rimbaud, who must be the starting point of any survey of modern European poetry. The author goes on to consider the brilliant generation of Russians writing before and during the Revolution-Akhmatova, Mandelstam, Tsvetaeva, Mayakovsky. He does not, however, neglect the more diverse strands in the rest of Europe including, for the purposes of this study, the important work being done in Spanish America by Paz, Neruda and Borges. For each poet the author gives a brief outline of his or her life and major publications, then a more detailed consideration of their poetic oeuvre, placing it in its context. There is also a very detailed and extensive bibliography. The book is aimed at the non-specific reader who wants a straightforward guide to a diverse and very rich area of contemporary writing. Above all it is intended to encourage the reader to return to, or discover for the first time, the poetry itself
Autobiography and imagination : studies in self-scrutiny by John Pilling( Book )
14 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 518 libraries worldwide
Beckett before Godot by John Pilling( Book )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 514 libraries worldwide
Pilling's treatment of the first two decades of Beckett's career as a writer offers for the first time a coherent critical narrative of his development during this long period of apprenticeship. Beckett before Godot links biographical fact with a series of powerful close readings to modify and enhance our understanding of one of this century's most influential authors
Frescoes of the skull : the later prose and drama of Samuel Beckett by James Knowlson( Book )
14 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 476 libraries worldwide
The collected poems of Samuel Beckett : a critical edition by Samuel Beckett( Book )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 363 libraries worldwide
"Samuel Beckett began his career by publishing poems in literary reviews in Paris during the 1930s, and--although primarily considered a playwright and novelist--he continued writing poetry throughout his life. This new, definitive volume presents Beckett's poetry in the order it was composed, from prewar to postwar, and contains previously unpublished and never-before- reprinted work. Along with his translations of Apollinaire, Mallarmé, Rimbaud, and many others, this book also brings together all of the pieces from Collected Poems in English and French, selections from Mexican Poetry: An Anthology (translated by Beckett), and poems that appeared in his novels and plays. Extensive critical notes by editors Seán Lawlor and John Pilling detail the circumstances of their composition, explaining obscure allusions and references (frequently sourced to Beckett's notebooks) and identifying resonances across his oeuvre."--Publisher's website
A Samuel Beckett chronology by John Pilling( Book )
10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
This is the fullest chronological account of the life and work of Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) that has ever been completed, containing many new discourses that will influence all future scholarship and research in this area. Benefiting from access to important unpublished material (including thousands of private letters and appointment diaries), this is a key reference tool for all students and scholars of Beckett
Samuel Beckett's "More pricks than kicks" : in a strait of two wills by John Pilling( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
Drawing on private correspondence and little known documents, published and unpublished, John Pilling explores every aspect of the 'More Pricks Than Kicks' short story collection
The Ideal core of the onion : Reading Beckett archives ( Book )
8 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 138 libraries worldwide
Neuromedical and neurosurgical nursing by Gillian Purchese( Book )
2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
Beckett's Dream notebook by John Pilling( Book )
7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
An introduction to fifty modern European poets by John Pilling( Book )
3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
The Group : an exhibition of poetry [held at] the Library, University of Reading, 17 June to 10 December 1974 by Ian Fletcher( Book )
1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Poetry and other prose ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
The Rilke of Ruth Speirs : new poems, Duino elegies, sonnets to Orpheus & others by Rainer Maria Rilke( Book )
3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
A companion to Dream of fair to middling women by John Pilling( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Phase diagrams and microstructure : a computer-aided learning guide by John Pilling( Book )
4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Collected poems of Samuel Beckett by Samuel Beckett( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Poetry Texts & Anthologies
Bei ke te ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in Chinese and held by 5 libraries worldwide
 
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English (161)
French (6)
Chinese (1)
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