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Calder, John 1927-

Overview
Works: 58 works in 134 publications in 2 languages and 1,748 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Personal narratives  Biography  Personal narratives‡vFrench  Interviews  Documentary films  Suspense fiction  Nonfiction films  Film excerpts 
Roles: Author, Translator, Interviewee, Editor, Honoree, Correspondent, Recipient
Classifications: PN2021, 792.04
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Calder
The Nouveau roman reader( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and French and held by 374 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 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophy of Samuel Beckett by John Calder( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If this study shocks many readers it is because the honesty, the integrity and the depth of Beckett's thinking - expressed through his novels, plays and poetry, but also through his other writings and correspondence - is itself shocking, to conventional thinking. Yet what he has to say is also comforting. He offers a different ethic and prescription for living - a message based on stoic courage, compassion and an ability to understand and forgive
A Samuel Beckett reader by Samuel Beckett( Book )

12 editions published between 1967 and 1983 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waiting for Beckett : a portrait of Samuel Beckett( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 53 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 theology of Samuel Beckett by John Calder( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 51 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 William Burroughs reader by William S Burroughs( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 48 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 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un régicide by Alain Robbe-Grillet( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 29 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
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( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 17 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 17 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 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Stoppard issue( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The question by Henri Alleg( Book )

4 editions published between 1958 and 2006 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A protest against torture of political prisoners to make them betray others
The garden of Eros : the story of the Paris expatriates and the post-war literary scene by John Calder( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 4 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
The theater and its double by Antonin Artaud( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of manifestos originally published in 1938, in which the French artist and philosopher attacks conventional assumptions about the drama, and calls for the influx of irrational material - based on dreams, religion, and emotion - in order to make the theater vital for modern audiences
New writers IV : plays and happenings( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Beckett / La plage / de Severo Sarduy by John Calder( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The philosophy of Samuel Beckett
Alternative Names
Calder, John Mackenzie 1927-

Ioannes Calder editor Scotiae

Languages
English (92)

French (3)

Covers
Solo : collected poems, 1997-2007In defence of literature for John Calder : fifty years of publishing literature, politics and the arts ; compiled by Amy LandThe questionThe theater and its doubleIn defense of literature : for John Calder : fifty years of publishing literature, politics and the arts