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Calder, John 1927-2018

Overview
Works: 71 works in 169 publications in 2 languages and 2,049 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Personal narratives  Festschriften  Biographies  Personal narratives‡vFrench  Documentary films  Interviews  Thrillers (Fiction)  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Interviewee, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Recipient, Creator, Correspondent
Classifications: PS3525.I5454, 818.5209
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Calder
The Nouveau roman reader( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and French and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As no other dare fail : for Samuel Beckett on his 80th birthday( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophy of Samuel Beckett by John Calder( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Calder knew Beckett, one of the major literary figures of the 20th century, for over 40 years. This volume not only has much new to say about Beckett's writing & its implications, but it is designed to help readers understand & appreciate his work
The question by Henri Alleg( Book )

5 editions published between 1958 and 2006 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1958, The Question is the book that opened the torture debate in France during Algeria's war of independence and was the first book since the eighteenth century to be banned by the French government for political reasons. At the time of his arrest by French paratroopers during the Battle of Algiers in June of 1957, Henri Alleg was a French journalist who supported Algerian independence. He was interrogated for one month. During this imprisonment, Alleg was questioned under torture, with unbelievable brutality and sadism. The Question is Alleg's profoundly moving account of that month and of his triumph over his torturers. Jean-Paul Sartre's preface remains a relevant commentary on the moral and political effects of torture on both the victim and perpetrator
The theology of Samuel Beckett by John Calder( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this, his second book about the essence and depth of Samuel Beckett's thinking and literary art, John Calder analyses the dualism of Beckett's theological writing, his debt to the Gnostics, Manichaeism and Geulincx in particular, the presence of ghosts in his work, and why his late writing has received so little attention compared to the early and middle periods. It will open up the much underestimated Beckett to deeper understanding and provide enjoyment to the many who have become convinced that this once derided author is one of the major literary figures of his time
A Samuel Beckett reader by Samuel Beckett( Book )

13 editions published between 1967 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A William Burroughs reader by William S Burroughs( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The architect and the Emperor of Assyria ; The grand ceremonial ; The solemn communion by Fernando Arrabal( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What's wrong? what's right? : poems by John Calder( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All the poems here were composed on 1997-98. The arrangement is not chronological. They are the fruits of reflection, often when travelling, always when alone, driven by the rhythms in [the author's] head. -- preliminary pages
Un régicide by Alain Robbe-Grillet( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in an unspecified island kingdom, A Regicide tells the story of the statistician Boris who, after the electoral victory of the Church party in the country's elections, decides to assassinate the King on the day he is to visit the factory where he is employed. As the crime is described and relived, doubt sets in as to whether it has ever taken place. Written in 1949 but only published in 1979, Robbe-Grillet's first novel is a disquieting and satirical avant-garde political thriller which bridges the gap between traditional novel and the nouveau roman genre he would later espouse and make famous
Waiting for Beckett : a portrait of Samuel Beckett( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on the life and career of playwright and novelist Samuel Beckett. Includes brief excerpts from a number of his plays, such as Waiting for Godot, and readings from his prose. Also includes excerpts from interviews with Beckett's friends and colleagues, and several Beckett scholars
The Henry Miller reader by Henry Miller( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beckett at 60 : a festschrift by Samuel Beckett( Book )

5 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Festschrift compiled to celebrate Samuel Beckett's sixtieth birthday
Solo : collected poems, 1997-2007 by John Calder( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays by Fernando Arrabal( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In defence of literature for John Calder : fifty years of publishing literature, politics and the arts ; compiled by Amy Land( Book )

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

Tom Stoppard issue( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophy of Samuel Beckett by John Calder( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The garden of Eros : the story of the Paris expatriates and the post-war literary scene by John Calder( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Told in John Calder's trademark raconteur style and peppered with salacious, revealing and entertaining anecdotes, The Garden of Eros will appeal both to the general reader and anyone who is interested in the social and cultural history of the twentieth century. The Garden of Eros brings to life some of last century's leading cultural figures, who shaped our modern thinking and defined the tastes of an entire generation, changing for ever the way we look at literature and the world around us. Drawing from the accounts of two fellow publishers - Maurice Girodias and Barney Rosset, who were also active in the heady days of 1950s and 1960s Paris, London and New York - and from his own personal recollections, John Calder talks about the challenges of being a publisher in that era of censorship and political persecution and the problems faced by such writers as Beckett, Burroughs, Trocchi and Miller to have their work accepted and recognized
Capital's duty to the wage-earner by John Calder( Book )

3 editions published in 1923 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The questionSolo : collected poems, 1997-2007In defence of literature for John Calder : fifty years of publishing literature, politics and the arts ; compiled by Amy LandThe philosophy of Samuel BeckettIn defense of literature : for John Calder : fifty years of publishing literature, politics and the arts
Alternative Names
Calder, John, 1927-

Calder, John Mackenzie 1927-

Ioannes Calder editor Scotiae

John Calder éditeur britannique

John Calder editor britànic

John Calder editor británico

John Calder editor británicu (1927–2018)

Languages
English (114)

French (1)