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Calder, John 1927-

Overview
Works: 59 works in 137 publications in 2 languages and 1,750 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Documentary films  Interviews  Suspense fiction  Nonfiction films  Film excerpts  Fiction  Film adaptations  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Translator, Interviewee, Editor, Honoree, Recipient, Correspondent
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 370 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 )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 195 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 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theology of Samuel Beckett by John Calder( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 54 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 50 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

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

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 48 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
What's wrong? what's right? : poems by John Calder( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un régicide by Alain Robbe-Grillet( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 34 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

Solo : collected poems, 1997-2007 by John Calder( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 18 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
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 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theatre and music issue( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New writers IV : plays and happenings( Book )

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

That good between us by Howard Barker( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pursuit : the uncensored memoirs of John Calder by John Calder( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In defense of literature : for John Calder : fifty years of publishing literature, politics and the arts( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2 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 (80)

French (1)

Covers
Solo : collected poems, 1997-2007In defence of literature for John Calder : fifty years of publishing literature, politics and the arts ; compiled by Amy LandPursuit : the uncensored memoirs of John CalderIn defense of literature : for John Calder : fifty years of publishing literature, politics and the artsIn defense of literature : for John Calder : fifty years of publishing literature, politics and the arts