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Pilling, John

Overview
Works: 38 works in 205 publications in 3 languages and 5,462 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Handbooks and manuals  Chronologies  Exhibition catalogs  Bibliography‡vExhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Commentator for written text
Classifications: PR6003.E282, 848.91409
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Most widely held works about John Pilling
 
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 1,267 WorldCat member 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 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reader's guide to fifty modern European poets by John Pilling( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member 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
Beckett before Godot by John Pilling( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member 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
Autobiography and imagination : studies in self-scrutiny by John Pilling( Book )

14 editions published between 1981 and 2017 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book looks at the autobiographical work of nine twentieth-century writers – Henry Adams, Henry James, W. B. Yeats, Boris Pasternak, Leiris, Jean-Paul Sartre, Vladimir Nabokov, Henry Green and Adrian Stokes. The author argues that often the writer has shaped his life through his craft, coming to understand the pattern of his own existence through the formalism of language. In each case the writer stamps his personality on the work by mean of a distinctive verbal surface whose discipline enables him to evade narrow egotism and forces both reader and writer into an act of collaboration and corroboration. Written at a time when criticism was turning to focus on the relation between the reader and the text, this study added a provocative dimension to the debate and is still an important read today
Frescoes of the skull : the later prose and drama of Samuel Beckett by James Knowlson( Book )

16 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected poems of Samuel Beckett : a critical edition by Samuel Beckett( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complete edition of Beckett's poetry and verse translations
A Samuel Beckett chronology by John Pilling( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the most complete chronological account of Samuel Beckett's life and work, with full details of how, when and where each work by him came to be written, many details of which have only recently come to light and are often not known to scholars working in the field
Samuel Beckett's "More pricks than kicks" : in a strait of two wills by John Pilling( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member 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 held by 139 WorldCat member 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 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beckett's Dream notebook by John Pilling( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to fifty modern European poets by John Pilling( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member 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 )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry and other prose( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unity of the tempest. The tempest: elements and occasions by Ronald Knowles( Recording )

4 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bei ke te( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Chinese and English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected poems of Samuel Beckett by Samuel Beckett( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was as a poet that Samuel Beckett launched himself in the little reviews of 1930s Paris, and as a poet that he ended his career. The Collected Poems is the most complete edition of Beckett's poetry and verse translations ever to be published, as well as the first critical edition. It establishes a significant new canon, and the commentary draws on a wide range of published sources, manuscripts and Beckett's extensive correspondence. The notes place each poem in context, detailing the history and circumstances of its composition; they indicate significant variants and help explain obscure turns of phrase and allusions (frequently sourced to Beckett's notebooks); they also identify resonances between poems and across Beckett's work as a whole. The commentary is written in a lively and engaging style and is intended equally for the general reader, the student of modernism and the Beckett specialist
Autobiography and Imagination : Studies in Self-scrutiny by John Pilling( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Cambridge companion to Beckett
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English (175)

French (5)

Chinese (1)

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Beckett before GodotFrescoes of the skull : the later prose and drama of Samuel BeckettA Samuel Beckett chronologySamuel Beckett's "More pricks than kicks" : in a strait of two wills