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Pilling, John

Overview
Works: 34 works in 169 publications in 3 languages and 5,302 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Chronology  Bibliography‡vExhibition catalogs  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, 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 )

47 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides thirteen essays on every aspect of the work of Samuel Beckett
Samuel Beckett by John Pilling( Book )

17 editions published between 1976 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 587 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
Autobiography and imagination : studies in self-scrutiny by John Pilling( Book )

10 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beckett before Godot by John Pilling( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 501 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
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 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member 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 )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 132 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 )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neuromedical and neurosurgical nursing by Gillian Purchese( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beckett's Dream notebook by John Pilling( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 40 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 )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry and other prose = Poesies et autres proses( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member 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 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected poems of Samuel Beckett by Samuel Beckett( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry Texts & Anthologies
Phase diagrams and microstructure : a computer-aided learning guide by John Pilling( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

Bei ke te( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Languages
English (143)

French (6)

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