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Professor John Pilling

Having completed a PhD at University College London, Professor Emeritus John Pilling joined the University of Reading's Department of English Literature in 1971, and was appointed Professor of English and European Literature in 1993. He has supervised more than a dozen PhD and MPhil theses at the University of Reading, and occupied a variety of roles, including Joint Admissions Officer (1974-75); Deputy Admission Officer (1987-88); FUE Co-ordinator (1980-83); Departmental Representative at the Faculty of Letters Faculty Board (1982-85); Appraiser/Staff Development reviewer (1990-2003); Member of the Higher Degrees Committee, Faculty of Letters (1994-2000) and Member of the Joint Standing Committee of Council and Senate on the Arts (1994-). He was also the Director, and subsequently Co-Director of the Beckett International Foundation (1993-2003), and remains an advisor to its Trustee Board.

Professor Pilling was a Visiting Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara (1984-85), where he interviewed Jorge Luis Borges, under the auspices of the Spanish and English departments, and he has been a guest lecturer at several English, German and Belgian Universities. He held several editorial roles on the Journal of Beckett Studies (1976-79) before becoming its chief editor from 1979 to 1985. He continues to be on the journal's advisory board, a role he also holds for Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd'hui (2004 to present). He was also a contributing editor for Poetry Nation Review (1982-89). He has been joint supervisor and supervisor of three Oxford DPhil theses, and external examiner at a host of English Universities. He has been a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and was a founding fellow of the English Association (FEA), a member of the Literature Panel, Southern Arts (1982-85) and Deputy Editor of The Whiteknights Press (1983-93).

Media work has included interviews on aspects of Samuel Beckett's work, most recently on the Murphy manuscript notebooks for the Guardian and BBC Arts and Entertainments online (both 9 June 2014). 

Professor Pilling's research specialism is broadly twentieth-century English and European Literature, though his main focus is on the work of Samuel Beckett. He has published several books and many articles on Beckett's work; most recently he edited (with Seán Lawlor) The Critical Edition of the Collected Poems of Samuel Beckett, which was published by Faber and Faber in 2012. He has recently completed work (with Andrew Nash) on A Facsimile and Transcription of Beckett's six holograph "Murphy" notebooks, with a critical commentary (Forthcoming).

 

PUBLICATIONS

Editions

(with Seán Lawlor) The Critical Edition of the Collected Poems of Samuel Beckett, London: Faber and Faber, 2012 (240 pp. Commentary); paperback, 2014.

(with Andrew Nash) A Facsimile and Transcription of Beckett's six holograph "Murphy" notebooks; with a critical commentary (Forthcoming)

Books

1. Samuel Beckett, Routledge and Kegan Paul, London, Henley and Boston, 1976. 244 pp.

Contents: 'Biographical'; 'Writings on Literature and Art'; 'The Prose Fiction'; 'Drama for stage, screen and radio'; 'The Intellectual and Cultural Background to Beckett'; The Literary Background to Beckett'; 'Beckett's Poetry'; 'Conclusion'.

2. Frescoes of the skull: the later prose and drama of Samuel Beckett (in collaboration with James Knowlson), John Calder (Publishers) Ltd., 1979; Grove Press, New York 1980. 292 pp. My contribution: 'Introduction'; 'Dream of Fair to Middling Women'; 'Post-Trilogy Prose'; 'Ends and Odds in Prose'; 'A Poetics of Indigence' (some 150 pp. in all).

3. Autobiography and Imagination: studies in self-scrutiny, Routledge and Kegan Paul, London, Henley and Boston, 1981. 178 pp.

Contents: Henry Adams: The Education of Henry Adams; Henry James: A Small Boy and Others; W.B. Yeats: Reveries over Childhood and Youth; Boris Pasternak: Safe Conduct; Michel Leiris: L'Age d'homme; Jean-Paul Sartre: Les Mots; Vladimir Nabokov: Speak, Memory; Henry Green, Pack my Bag; Adrian Stokes: Inside Out.

4. An Introduction to Fifty Modern European Poets, Pan Books, 1982; Heinemann Educational, 1982; Barnes and Noble, New York, 1982. 479 pp.

Chapters on: Baudelaire; Mallarmé; Verlaine; Corbière; Rimbaud; Cavafy; George; Morgenstern; Valéry; Hofmannsthal; Rilke; Machado; Apollinaire; Blok; Jiménez; Campana; Saba; Benn; Trakl; Pessoa; Ungaretti; Reverdy; Akhmatova; Pasternak; Mandelstam; Vallejo; Tsvetaeva; Guillén; Mayakovsky; Eluard; Montale; Lorca; Brecht; Borges; Seferis; Quasimodo; Piccolo; Jozsef; Neruda; Char; Pavese; Ritsos; Paz; Bobrowski; Celan; Popa; Bonnefoy; Amichai; Herbert; Brodsky.

5. The Ideal Core of the Onion: Reading Beckett Archives, edited by John Pilling and Mary Bryden, Beckett International Foundation, 1992 (see below for my contribution).

6. The Cambridge Beckett Companion edited by John Pilling, Cambridge University Press, 1994 (see below for my contribution).

7. Europe: Samuel Beckett, edited by John Pilling, Paris 1993 (see below for my contribution).

8. Beckett before Godot, Cambridge University Press, 1997. 277pp.

Contents:Introduction; Part one 1929-1932: 'Dante...Bruno.Vico..Joyce and Assumption: "the prospect of self-extension" '; 'From a view to a kill: Proust and Le Concentrisme'; 'Dream of Fair to Middling Women: "a solution of continuity"; Part two 1932-1936: 'More Poems Than Precipitates: towards Echo's Bones and beyond'; 'In the Interval: More Pricks Than Kicks'; 'Beckett as Bookman: the reviews'; 'Figure and Ground : Murphy'; Part three 1937-1946: 'Dissonance: 1937-1940'; 'Watt and Watt not'; 'Texts for Something: "a universe become provisional" '; 'Mercier et Camier and the nouvelles: "the vicissitudes of the road" '; 'Conclusion'. Bibliography.

9. Reprint of the above as a paperback (ISBN 0521604516), July 2004.

10. Beckett's Dream Notebook, edited, annotated and with an introductory essay, Reading: Beckett International Foundation, 1999, xxiii, 173pp.

11. A Companion to Dream of Fair to Middling Women, Florida State University Press / Journal of Beckett Studies Books, 2004, vi, 393pp (also published as Journal of Beckett Studies [n.s.] 12, numbers 1 and 2, dated Fall 2002/Spring 2003, published Spring 2004).

12. A Samuel Beckett Chronology, Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006, 265pp.

13. Beckett's 'More Pricks Than Kicks': in a strait of two wills, London: Continuum, 2011, 260pp. Contents: 'Introduction'; 'The Disruptive Intelligence'; 'My sometime friend Belacqua'; 'How it went in the world'; 'Notesnatchings'; 'Addenda'. Bibliography. Paperback (revised), 2014.

14. Collected Poems of Samuel Beckett: a critical edition, (eds.) Seán Lawlor and John Pilling, London: Faber, 2012 (paperback 2013), 499pp.

15. The Rilke translations of Ruth Speirs, (eds.) John Pilling and Peter Robinson, Reading: Two Rivers Press, 2015; with critical essays by the editors.

Chapters in books

1. 'A critique of indigence: Samuel Beckett's Ill Seen Ill Said', in Critical Essays on Samuel Beckett, (ed.) Patrick A. McCarthy, G.K. Hall, Boston, 1986, pp. 136-144.

2. 'Eine Kritik von Armut: Ill Seen Ill Said', a translation into German of the above, in: Samuel Beckett, edited by Hartmut Engelhardt, Suhrkamp Verlag, Frankfurt, 1984, pp. 302-14.

3. 'The Strict Temperature of Classicism: C.H. Sisson' in: British Poetry Since 1970: a critical survey, eds. Peter Jones and Michael Schmidt, Carcanet Press, 1980, pp. 14-21 (reprinted from Critical Quarterly, vol.21, no.3, Winter 1979, pp.73-80). Extract reprinted in Modern British Literature, vol. 5, eds. Denis Lane and Rita Stein, Ungar, New York. 1984.

4. 'Samuel Beckett: the critical heritage', Drama and Mimesis, Themes in Drama, no. 2, ed. James Redmond, Cambridge University Press, 1980, pp. 243-47.

5. 'Shards of Ends and Odds in Prose: from Fizzles to The Lost Ones', in On Beckett: essays and criticism ed. S.E. Gontarski, Grove Press, 1986, pp. 169-190 (reprinted from Frescoes of the Skull: the later prose and drama of Samuel Beckett).

6. 'Bataille, Beckett, Bernhard, Blanchot', in: Beckett und die Literatur der Gegenwart ed. by Martin Brunkhorst, Gerd Rohmann, and Konrad Schoell, Carl Winter, Heidelberg, 1988, pp. 240-248

7. 'Samuel Beckett', in 'Lexicon of Modern English-language literature after 1945', ed. Hans Bertens, Samsom Uitgeverij bv, Holland, 1988.

8. 'A tremulous prism: Nabokov's Speak, Memory', a revised version of chapter 7 of my Autobiography and Imagination: studies in self-scrutiny in: Autobiographical Statements in Modern Russian Literature, ed. J.G. Harris, Princeton University Press, 1990, pp. 154-171.

9. 'Preface' and 'From a (W)horoscope to Murphy', in : The Ideal Core of the Onion :Reading Beckett Archives, Beckett International Foundation, 1992, pp. v-vii, 1-20.

10. 'Preface' and 'Beckett's English Fiction', in : The Cambridge Companion to Beckett, Cambridge University Press, 1994, pp. xiii-xiv, 17-42.

11. 'Zbigniew Herbert's "Mr. Cogito and the Imagination" ', in: Adam Czerniawski (ed.) : The Mature Laurel : essays on modern Polish poetry, Seren Books, 1991, pp. 119-123.

12. 'Beckett: 'That's not moving, that's moving' ', in : The Timeless and the Temporal: writings in honour of John Chalker by friends and colleagues, Queen Mary/Westfield College, 1993, pp. 393-403; in a French translation in Europe : Samuel Beckett, nos. 770-771, Juin-Juillet, Paris, 1993, pp. 21-28; and in a Spanish translation in Beckettiana , 2, Buenos Aires, 1993, pp. 51-58.

13. 'Pierre Reverdy and "absolute reality"' , introductory essay to The Complete Reverdy Translations of Martin Bell, preface by Peter Porter, Whiteknights Press, 1997; reprinted in PN Review, no. 114, vol. 23 no.4, March-April 1997, 10-11.

14. 'Beckett's Proust' in: S. E. Gontarski (ed), The Journal of Beckett Studies Reader, Florida State University Press, 1993, pp. 9-28.

15. 'Proust and Schopenhauer: music and shadows', in Beckett and Music, (ed.) Mary Bryden, Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1998, pp.173-178.

16. 'A short statement with long shadows: Watt's Arsene and his kind(s)', in Beckett On and On, (eds.) Lois Oppenheim and Marius Buning, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1996, pp. 61-68.

17. 'A Mermaid Made Over: Beckett's Text and John Ford', in Beckett and Beyond, (ed.) Bruce Stewart, Gerrards Cross : Colin Smythe, 1999, pp.211-216.

18. 'From the pointed ones to the bones: Beckett's early poems',in The Irish Book in the Twentieth Century, (ed.) Clare Hutton, Irish Academic Press, 2004, pp. 66-83.

19. 'Beckett und "the German fever": Krise und Identität in den 1930ern', translated from the English by Tobias A J Quast, in: Der unbekannte Beckett: Samuel Beckett und die deutsche Kultur, (eds.) Therese Seidel and Marion Fries-Dieckmann, Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 2005, pp. 111-122.

20. 'Beckett and Mauthner Revisited', in: (eds.) S E Gontarski and Anthony Uhlmann, Beckett after Beckett, Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2005, pp. 197-207.

21. 'Something for nothing: Beckett's Dream of Fair to Middling Women', in Beckett, Joyce and the Art of the Negative, (ed.) Colleen Jaurretche, Amsterdam : Rodopi (European Joyce Studies, vol. 16), 2005, pp.171-181.

22. 'Dates and Difficulties in Beckett's Whoroscope Notebook', in: (ed.) Dirk van Hulle, Beckett the European, Tallahassee, FL: Journal of Beckett Studies Books, 2005, pp.39-48.

23. '"For Interpolation": Beckett and English Literature', in: (eds.) Matthijs Engelberts, Everett Frost and Jane Maxwell, ' Notes Diverse[s] [H]olo' (SBTA 16), 2006, pp. 203-235.

24. 'From an abandoned work: "all the variants of the one" ', in: (eds.) Dirk van Hulle and Mark Nixon, 'All Sturm and no Drang' (SBTA 18), 2007, pp.173-183.

25. 'The Uses of Enchantment: Beckett and the Fairy Tale', SBTA 21, 2009, 75-85.

26. 'Beckett and Italian Literature (after Dante)', in: (eds.) Daniela Guardamagna and Rossana Sebellin, The Tragic Comedy of Samuel Beckett: 'Beckett in Rome', 17-19 April 2008, Bari and Rome: Editori Laterza/Università degli Studi di Roma 'Tor Vergata', 2009, pp. 5-19.

27. 'On not being there: going on without in Beckett', in: (ed.) Daniela Caselli, Beckett and Nothing: trying to understand Beckett, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2010, 20-27.

28. 'A Critique of Aesthetic Judgment: Beckett's "Dissonance of Ends and Means" ', in: (ed.) S. E. Gontarski, A Companion to Beckett, Oxford: Wylie-Blackwell, 2009 [2010], pp. 63-72.

29. 'The Shatton and Windup Affair: Beckett's Dealings with the firm of Chatto and Windus, Wholesale, Retail and For Exportation' (with Andrew Nash), in: (ed.) Mark Nixon, Publishing Samuel Beckett, London: British Library, 2010, pp. 11-22.

30. 'Two "Delta"s and one "Enueg": Beckett and Montale', Oxford Beckett Seminar paper, April 2006.

31. 'From a cavern to a corkscrew: Beckett's "disgruntlement" with Gide' (forthcoming).

32. 'SB contre S-B: Beckett over against Volupté' (forthcoming)

33. 'Beckett's Letters', Journal of Beckett Studies (n.s.) vol. 18, nos. 1-2, 2009, pp. 178-191.

34. 'Beckett in Transition' (with Séan Lawlor), in: (ed.) Mark Nixon, Publishing Samuel Beckett, London: British Library, 2010, pp. 83-96.

35. 'The "Hybrid Mix" of Ashbery's Three Poems, or, How not to be French', in: (ed.) Lionel Kelly, Poetry and the Sense of Panic: critical essays on Elizabeth Bishop and John Ashbery, Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2000, pp. 119-126.

36. '"B" and "D" Revisited: a "Dialogue" of a different kind' [introducing a reprint of Beckett's 'lost' translation of Georges Duthuit's essay 'Sam Francis, Animator of Silence'], Journal of Beckett Studies, vol 20 no. 2, 197-212.

37. '[Beckett in] Dublin and environs', (ed.) Anthony Uhlmann, Beckett in Context.

38. 'Changed Modalities in Malone Dies: putting Sapo in his place', SBT/A, 26, [September] 2014, 121-135.

39. 'Beckett/Sade: texts for nothing', (ed.) S E Gontarski, The Edinburgh Companion to Beckett.

40. 'Absolute absence and the ghost(s) in the machine: on [Beckett's poem] "Malacoda" ', in: Mark Nixon and John Pilling (eds.), On In His Company/ Essays in Honour of James Knowlson OBE, Reading: Beckett International Foundation, 2014/15.

41. 'Partially purged in Montparnasse', SBT/A (forthcoming).

42. 'Early Beckett, or: the one looking through his fingers', in: The Cambridge Companion to Beckett, (ed.) Dirk Van Hulle (forthcoming).

43. 'Never a mum of his mouth' [L'Innommable/The Unnamable review article], JOBS (forthcoming).

44. Letters of Samuel Beckett 1957-1965, JOBS (forthcoming).

Articles in refereed journals

1. 'Beckett's Proust', Journal of Beckett Studies, no. 1, Winter 1976, pp. 8-29.

2. 'Fizzles', Journal of Beckett Studies, no. 2, Summer 1977, pp. 96-100.

3. 'A Kind of Greatness' (Beckett's Collected Poems in English and French), Books and Bookmen, vol. 22, no. 10, July 1977, pp. 52-54.

4. 'Two versions of de-composition: Samuel Beckett and E.M. Cioran', New Universities Quarterly, vol. 31, no. 3, Summer 1977, pp. 305-15.

5. 'Beckett after Still', Romance Notes, vol. 18, no. 2, Winter 1977, pp. 280-87.

6. 'The Significance of Beckett's Still', Essays in Criticism, vol. 28, no. 2, Summer 1978, pp. 143-57 (includes as an appendix the first ever publication of Beckett's 'Sounds' and 'Still 3').

7. 'The living ginger: Jack B. Yeats' The Charmed Life, Journal of Beckett Studies, no. 4, Spring 1979, pp. 55-65.

8. 'Az insŽg poŽtik‡j‡' ( a translation into Hungarian of 'A Poetics of Indigence' from Frescoes of the Skull), Kalligram, no. 9, September 1994, pp. 16-28.

9. 'Losing one's classics: Beckett's small Latin, and less Greek', Journal of Beckett Studies (n.s.), vol. 4, no. 2, 1995, pp. 5-13.

10. 'Beckett's Stendhal : "Nimrod of novelists" ', French Studies, vol. 50 no. 3, July 1996, pp.56-62.

11. 'Beckett and Beck: the troubadour connection', The Beckett Circle, vol. 20 no. 1, Spring 1998, pp. 11-12.

12. 'Guesses and recesses: notes on, in and towards Dream of Fair to Middling Women', SBTA, 7 ('Beckett versus Beckett'), 1998, pp.13-23.

13. 'Beckett and "the itch to make": the early poems in English', SBTA, 8 ('Poetry and other prose'), 1999, pp.15-25.

14. ' "B" and "D" Revisited: a "dialogue" of a different kind', Journal of Beckett Studies, (n.s.) vol.20 no.2, 2011, 197-212 [includes the first reprint for almost 60 years of SB's little-known translation of Georges Duthuit's essay 'Sam Francis, Animator of Silence']

15. 'Still telling the old story' [review of The Letters of Samuel Beckett 1941-1956], Modernism/Modernity, vol 18, no. 4, 2012, 899-905.

Essays and review articles on modern literature (minimum length c.2000 words)

1. 'The Case of Andrey Biely', Poetry Nation Review, no. 8, vol. 5, no. 4, Winter 1978, pp. 19-21.

2. 'E.M. Cioran: an introduction', Poetry Nation Review, no. 9, vol. 6, no. 1, Spring 1979, pp. 14-17.

3. 'Aspects of Kafka', Poetry Nation Review, no. 10, vol. 6, no. 2, Summer 1979, pp. 22-23.

4. 'No Jubiliation' [Deirdre Bair's biography of Samuel Beckett], Essays in Criticism, vol. 29, no. 3, July 1979, pp. 279-85.

5. 'Marginal Notes on the Prose of the poet Mandelstam', Poetry Nation Review, no. 15, vol. 7. no. 1, Spring 1980, pp. 23-26.

6. 'A European Figure: Hölderlin', Poetry Nation Review, no. 18, vol. 7, no. 4, Winter 1980, pp. 14-15.

7. 'Life and the poet: Marina Tsvetaeva', Poetry Nation Review, no. 21, vol. 8, no. 1, Spring 1981, pp. 28-31.

8. 'The other Canetti' [the personal writings of Elias Canetti], Poetry Nation Review, no. 28, vol. 9, no. 2, Summer 1982, pp. 14-17.

9. 'The tongue that found its voice: Elias Canetti's The Torch in My Ear', Poetry Nation Review, no. 44, vol. 11, no. 6, Spring 1985, pp. 53-55.

10. 'Maurice Blanchot, or les infortunes de l'écriture', Poetry Nation Review, no. 33, vol. 10, no. 1, 1983, pp. 25-27.

11. 'A traveller between stations: Boris Pasternak', Poetry Nation Review, no. 34, vol. 10, no. 2, 1983, pp. 25-27.

12. 'The Poetry of Modern Russia', Poetry Nation Review, no. 34, vol. 10, no. 2, 1983, pp. 47-48.

13. 'A quiet voice overheard: Jean Follain', Poetry Nation Review, no. 37, vol. 10, no. 5, Winter 1983, pp. 30-32. [Follain's essay 'The Meaning of Poetry' in the same issue, described as 'translated by Clare Sheppard', was completely revised by me, at the request of the general editor.]

14. 'Ponge: the pré and the proem', Poetry Nation Review, no. 38, vol. 10, no. 6, Spring 1984, pp. 26-28.

15. 'Leopardi', Poetry Nation Review, no. 40, vol. 11, no. 2, Summer 1984, pp. 23-25.

16. 'The Ikon of the Epoch: Anna Akhmatova', Poetry Nation Review, no. 42, vol. 11, no. 3, Winter 1984, pp. 45-6.

17. 'Lermontov redivivus', Poetry Nation Review, no. 41, vol. 11, no. 3, Autumn 1984, pp. 41-3.

18. 'Beckett at Eighty', Poetry Nation Review, no. 51, vol. 13, no. 1, Summer 1986, pp. 22-24.

19. 'Nohow on: Samuel Beckett's Worstward Ho' in Beckett at 80: a celebration, The Beckett Archive of Reading University, 1986, pp. 25-26.

20. 'Discoveries of Life: Rainer Maria Rilke', Poetry Nation Review, no. 52, vol. 13, no. 3, Winter 1987, pp. 34-38.

21. 'Les découvertes de la vie: Rainer Maria Rilke', a translation into French of no. 20 above in a special Rilke issue of the trimestrial journal Europe, no. 719, 1989, pp. 23-46.

22. 'Fernando Pessoa: the homonym and others', Poetry Nation Review, no. 59, vol. 14 no 3, Autumn 1987, pp. 62-64.

23. 'Raymond Roussel: a little posthumous posterity', Poetry Nation Review, no. 63, vol. 15 no. 1, Summer 1988, pp. 43-46.

24. 'In the care of the eye: modern poetry in Swedish', Poetry Nation Review, no. 67, vol. 15, no. 5, Spring 1989, pp. 44-46.

25. 'Ex urbe oppugnata: the case of Zbigniew Herbert', Poetry Nation Review, no. 68, vol. 15, no. 6, Summer 1989, pp 51-53.

26. 'In the Grain of the Voice: Yves Bonnefoy', Poetry Nation Review, no. 71, vol. 16, o. 3, 1989, pp. 33-35.

27. 'The Other John Ashbery', Poetry Nation Review, no. 75, vol. 17, no. 1, September/October 1990, pp. 44-46.

28. 'Out of the Zeitgeist : Gregor von Rezzori', Poetry Nation Review, no. 84, vol. 18 no. 4, March/April 1992, pp. 29-33.

29. 'Secret Sorcery: early Ashbery', Poetry Nation Review, no. 99, vol. 21 no. 1, September-October 1994, pp. 38-40.

30. 'Lamb to the Slaughter : Jules Renard', Poetry Nation Review, no.122, vol. 24 no.6, July-August 1998, pp. 33-35.

31. 'Rilke before Malte', Poetry Nation Review, no. 123, vol.25 no.1, September-October 1998, pp. 38-41.

32. 'Gunnar Ekelöf: a living dissonance', Poetry Nation Review, no. 132, vol. 26 no.4, March-April 2000, pp. 46-49.

33. 'A gregarious man: Ramón Gómez de la Serna', Poetry Nation Review, no.133, vol. 26 no. 5, May-June 2000, pp. 58-61.

34. 'Classics and classifications: Borges and Calvino', Poetry Nation Review, no. 137, vol. 27 no. 3, January-February 2001, pp. 34-36.

35. 'Meditations on the Exote: Victor Segalen', Poetry Nation Review, no. 154, vol. 30 no. 2, November-December 2003, pp. 54-56.

Books Reviewed

1. Beckett the shape changer ed. Katharine Worth, Journal of Beckett Studies, no. 1, Winter 1976, pp. 90-92.

2. Loveroot by Erica Jong, Books and Bookmen, vol. 22, no. 11, August 1977, p. 55.

3. 'Four Books on Patrick White', Journal of Commonwealth Literature, vol. 12, no. 3, April 1978, pp. 89-92.

4. 'Poet in a Landscape' [Edward Thomas], Times Higher Educational Supplement, 28th April 1978, p. 14.

5. They by Kay Dick, Books and Bookmen, vol. 23, no. 10, July 1978, p. 62.

6. Beckett/Beckett by Vivian Mercier, Journal of English and Germanic Philology, vol. 77, no. 3, July 1978, pp. 468-70.

7. Samuel Beckett and the pessimistic tradition by Steven Rosen, Journal of Beckett Studies, no. 3, Summer 1978, pp. 97-99.

8. 'Beckett in Manhattan', Journal of Beckett Studies, no. 3, Summer 1978, pp. 127-8.

9. The Problem of Identity in Samuel Beckett's prose by Raili Elovaara, Modern Language Review, vol. 74, no. 1, January 1979, p. 151.#

10. Vladimir Nabokov: America's Russian novelist by George Hyde, Journal of Beckett Studies, no. 4, Spring 1979, pp. 100-103.

11. 'The Cambridge Poetry Festival 1979', Journal of Beckett Studies, no. 5, Autumn 1979, pp. 153-154.

12. The Plague Column by Jaroslav Seifert; To a Blossoming Pear Tree by James Wright; Spain, let this cup pass from me by César Vallejo, Poetry Nation Review, no. 15, vol. 7, no. 1, Spring 1980, pp. 56-57.

13. 'A tale worth telling for its own sake' [Avril Pyman's biography of Aleksandr Blok], Poetry Nation Review, no. 17, vol. 7, no. 3, Autumn 1980, pp. 51-52.

14. The Avoidance of Literature by C.H. Sisson, Critical Quarterly, vol. 21, no. 4, Spring 1980, p. 86.

15. Semiotics of Poetry by Michael Riffaterre, Poetry Nation Review, no. 18, vol, 7. no. 4, Winter 1980, pp. 62-3.

16. Beckett and Joyce: Friendship and Fiction by Barbara Reich Gluck, James Joyce Broadsheet, no. 1, Winter 1980, p.2.

17. 'A writer remembered and rediscovered' [Edward Thomas], Times Higher Educational Supplement, 16th January 1981, p. 15.

18. Three Russian Poets ed. Elaine Feinstein; Women/Men by Paul Verlaine, Poetry Nation Review, no. 20, vol. 7, no. 6, Spring 1981, pp. 59-60.

19. The Venetian Vespers by Anthony Hecht, Poetry Nation Review, no. 20, vol. 7, no. 6, Spring 1981, pp. 64-5.

20. After the Wake: an essay on the avant-garde by Christopher Butler, James Joyce Broadsheet, no. 5, Summer 1981, p. 3.

21. Walter Pater's Art of Autobiography by Gerald Monsman, Journal of English and Germanic Philology, vol. 81, no. 3, June 1982, pp. 453-55.

22. Nightingale fever: Russian Poets in Revolution by Ronald Hingley; The Structure of Modernist Poetry by Theo Hermans, Poetry Nation Review, no. 30, vol. 9, no. 4, 1982, pp. 77-79.

23. Pushkin's The Bronze Horseman and other poems translated by D.M.Thomas, Poetry Nation Review, no. 32, vol. 9, no. 6, 1983, pp. 53-4.

24. Love Poems by Yehuda Amichai; Conversation with the Prince by Tadeusz Rózewicz, Poetry Nation Review, no. 32, Vol. 9, no. 6, 1983, pp. 54-55.

25. Andrej Belyj's 'Petersburg', James Joyce's 'Ulysses' and the Symbolist Movement, by Alexander Woronoff, James Joyce Broadsheet, no. 10, 1983, p. 2.

26. Poems of André Breton: a bilingual anthology, Poetry Nation Review, no. 34, vol. 10, no. 2, 1983, pp. 48-49.

27. 'A natural historian' [Selected Poems by Jean-Claude Renard], Poetry Nation Review, no. 37, vol. 10, no. 5, Winter 1983, pp. 53-54.

28. The Echoing Green: three elegies, by Peter Levi; Later On, by F.T. Prince, Southern Arts Bulletin, no. 24, January - February 1984, p. 10.

29. Collected Poems (Goddesses, Ghosts and Demons) by Li He, Poetry Nation Review, no. 38, vol. 10, no. 6, Spring 1984, pp. 55-56.

30. 'Lessness at the Oxford Playhouse', Journal of Beckett Studies, no. 9, 1984,

pp. 138-41.

31. 'Access to Akhmatova' (Poems by Anna Akhmatova; The Prince, the Fool and the Nunnery: religion and love in the early poetry of Anna Akhmatova by Wendy Rosslyn; Akhmatova's Petersburg by Sharon Leiter), Poetry Nation Review, no. 40, vol. 11, no. 2, Summer 1984, p. 59.

32. Accommodating the chaos: Samuel Beckett's non-relational art, by J.E. Dearlove, Notes and Queries, n.s. no. 31, no. 2, June 1984, p. 280.

33. 'Romania and the lingua franca' (Poems by Ion Caraion; Selected Poems by Marin Sorescu), Poetry Nation Review, no. 42, vol. 11, no. 4, Winter 1984, pp. 57-8.

34. 'A Persian Princess in Lapland' (Complete Poems by Edith Södergran), Poetry Nation Review, no. 41, vol. 11, no. 3, Autumn 1984, pp. 66-68.

35. Poems by Boris Pasternak; The People and the Stones: selected poems by Heinz Winfried Sabais, Poetry Nation Review, no. 42, vol. 11, no. 4, Winter 1984, pp. 58-59.

36. A Tomb for Anatole by Stéphane Mallarmé, Poetry Nation Review, no. 44, vol. 11, no. 6, Spring 1985, pp. 66-67.

37. Three occasional pieces by Samuel Beckett, Journal of Beckett Studies, no. 10, 1985, pp. 155-165.

38. 'Counter Eloquence' (Otherwise: last and first poems by Eugenio Montale), Poetry Nation Review, no. 45, vol. 12, no. 1, Summer 1985, pp. 75-76.

39. 'In good faith' (Things dying, things newborn: selected poems of Yves Bonnefoy), Poetry Nation Review, no. 50, vol. 12, no. 6, Spring 1986, pp. 61-62.

40. The Development of Samuel Beckett's Fiction by Rubin Rabinovitz, Notes and Queries n.s. vol. 33, no. 2, June 1986, pp. 272-273.

41. 'Peninsular and transatlantic: Modern Poetry in Spanish' (Selected Poems, Gabriel Celaya; At Night the Cats, Antonio Cisneros; The Endless Voyage, Laureano Albán), Poetry Nation Review, no. 51, vol. 13, no. 1, Summer 1986, pp. 67-68.

42. The Selected Poetry of Eugenio de Andrade, Poetry Nation Review, no. 52, vol. 13, no. 2, Autumn 1986, pp. 74-75.

43. 'Adherence unrewarded' (The Bones of the Cuttlefish by Eugenio Montale), Poetry Nation Review, no. 53, vol. 13, no. 3, Winter 1986, pp. 90-91.

44. 'The first fruits of redemption' (My Friends by Emmanuel Bove), Poetry Nation Review, no. 53, vol. 13, no. 3, Winter 1986, pp. 82-84.

45. Letter to Juvenal: 101 epigrams of Martial translated by Peter Whigham, Poetry Nation Review, no. 53, vol. 13, no. 3, Winter 1986, p. 94.

46. Selected Poems by Hugo Claus; Exile on a peppercorn by Mircea Dinescu; Stolen Fire: selected poems by Lyubomir Levchev, Poetry Nation Review, no. 53, vol. 13, no. 3, Winter 1986, p. 96.

47. Poetry in a divided world by Henry Gifford, Poetry Nation Review, no. 54, vol. 13, no. 4, Winter 1987, pp. 54-55.

48. 'Between Nightingale and Lark' (Selected Poetry by Jaroslav Seifert), Poetry Nation Review, no. 54, vol. 13, no. 4, Winter 1987, pp. 61-62.

49. Ask the circle to forgive you: selected poems by Nichita Stanescu; Gates of the moment by Ion Stoica, Poetry Nation Review, no. 55, vol. 13, no. 5, Spring 1987, pp. 92-93.

50. The Silence Afterwards: selected poems by Rolf Jacobsen, Poetry Nation Review, no. 55, vol. 13, no. 5, Spring 1987, p. 97.

51. The Keeper of Sheep by Fernando Pessoa, Poetry Nation Review, no. 55, vol. 13, no. 5, Spring 1987, p. 92.

52. Peter Huchel by Ian Hilton, Poetry Nation Review, no. 57, vol. 14 no. 1, Summer 1987, p. 64

53. Beckett at 80 / Beckett in Context ed by Enoch Brater; Samuel Beckett by Linda Ben-Zvi, Theatre Research International, vol. 12 no. 2, Summer 1987, pp. 189-92.

54. Béla Bartok against the Third Reich by Kjell Espmark; Tremor by Adam Zagajewski, Poetry Nation Review, no. 60, vol. 14 no. 4, 1987, pp. 52-53.

55. Unceasing lightning by Miguel Hernández, Poetry Nation Review, no. 58, vol. 14, no. 2, Autumn 1987, pp. 69-70.

56. Selected Poems of Marina Tsvetayeva and A Captive Lion: the life of Marina Tsvetayeva by Elaine Feinstein, Poetry Nation Review, no. 61, vol. 14, no. 5, Spring 1988, p. 61.

57. The Sign of the Hamster by Hugo Claus, Poetry Nation Review, no. 62, vol. 14 no. 6, Summer 1988, pp. 55-56.

58. The Burning Forest: modern Polish Poetry by Adam Czerniawski, Poetry Nation Review, no. 64, vol. 15, no. 2, Autumn 1988, pp. 50-51.

59. The Scorpion-Fish by Nicolas Bouvier, Poetry Nation Review, no.67, vol. 15 no.5, 1989, pp.62-64.

60. The Music of What Happens by Helen Vendler, Yearbook of English Studies, vol.20, 1990, pp. 351-352.

61. Fictions in Autobiography by Paul John Eakin; Prophets of Past Time by Carl Dawson; First Person Singular, (ed.) A. Robert Lee; Recognizing Biography by William H. Epstein, Modern Language Review, vol. 85, 1990, pp. 422-424.

62. Translating Beckett/Beckett Translating ed. Dina Sherzer et al, Yearbook of English Studies, vol.20, 1990, pp.338-339.

63. Beckett's Critical Complicity: carnival, contestation and tradition by Sylvie Debevec Henning, Modern Language Review, vol.85, 1990, pp. 427-429.

64. A Hesitation Before Birth: the life of Franz Kafka by Peter Mailloux, Modern Language Review, vol.85, 1990, pp. 523-525.

65. Beckett and Babel: an investigation of the status of the bilingual work by Brian T. Fitch, Modern Language Review, vol.85, 1990, pp. 682-683.

66. As no other dare fail: for Samuel Beckett on his 80th Birthday by his friends and admirers edited by John Calder, Modern Language Review, vol.84, 1989, pp.957-959.

67. Selected Poems by Anna Akhmatova, Poetry Nation Review, no.72 vol.16, no.4, 1989, pp. 56-57.

68. Samuel Beckett: 'Waiting for Godot': a casebook edited by Ruby Cohn, Notes and Queries, vol. 36, 1989, pp. 127-128.

69. The Passionate Measure by Ivan V. Lilic, Poetry Nation Review, no.73, vol.16, no 3, 1989, p.55.

70. Testimonies by Michael Hamburger, Poetry Nation Review, no.73, vol.16, no.3,1989, pp. 64-65.

71. Selected Poems by Paul Celan; Paul Celan: biographie de jeunesse by Israel Chalfen; Black Letters Unleashed edited by Malcolm Green, Poetry Nation Review, no.74, vol.16, no.6, pp. 56-58.

72. Vanishing Lung Syndrome and The Dimension of the Present Moment and other essays by Miroslav Holub; Selected Poems by Salvador Espriu, Poetry Nation Review, no.74, vol. 16, no.6, pp.64-65.

73. The Plummeting Old Women by Daniil Kharms; Ice Around Our Lips: Finland Swedish Poetry ed. David McDuff; Fish Magic: selected poems by Elizabeth Borchers; Fires of the Sunflower by Ivan Davidkov; Exile and Return by Yannis Ritsos, Poetry Nation Review, no.76, vol.17, no.2, November/December 1990, pp. 52-54.

74. Selected Poems by Friedrich Hölderlin; Poems of Mallarmé, translated by Brian Coffey; Selected Poems by Vittorio Sereni, Poetry Nation Review, no.77, vol. 17, no.3, January/February 1991, pp. 63-65.

75. Child of Europe: a new anthology of East European poetry edited by Michael March; Enchanting Beasts: an anthology of modern woman poets of Finland edited by Kirsti Simonsuuri; Young Poets of a New Bulgaria edited by Belin Tonchev; Snow Leopard by Tua Forsström; The Garden: new and selected poetry and prose by Bella Akhmadulina, Poetry Nation Review, no.79, vol. 17, no.5, May/June, 1991, pp. 58-59.

76. Aurora by Michel Leiris; Lost beyond telling: representations of death and absence in modern French poetry by Richard Stamelman, Poetry Nation Review, no.79, vol. 17, no.5, May/June 1991, pp. 60-61.

77. Cyprian Norwid (1821-1883): poet, thinker, craftsman - a centenary conference edited by Boleslaw Mazur and George Gömöri; Early Poems (1947-1959) and In The Shadow's Light by Yves Bonnefoy; Poet in New York by Federico Garcia Lorca; The Coastguard's House by Eugenio Montale, Poetry Nation Review, no.80, vol. 17, no.6, July/August 1991, pp. 62-65.

78. Pablo Neruda: absence and presence by Luis Poirot; Poems by Edith Sšdergran; At an uncertain hour: Primo Levi's war against oblivion by Anthony Rudolf, Poetry Nation Review, no.81, vol.18, no.1, September/October 1991, pp. 58-60, 64.

79. The Moscow Notebooks by Osip Mandelstam, Poetry Nation Review, no.82, vol. 18, no.2, November/December 1991, p.55.

80. Selected Poems by Paavo Haavikko; The River Underground: selected poetry and prose by Jean Tardieu, Poetry Nation Review, no.83, vol. 18, no.3, January/February 1992, pp. 58-60.

81. Wine from Two glasses and I'm not even a grown up: the diary of Jerzy Feliks Urman by Anthony Rudolf, Poetry Nation Review, no.84, vol. 18, no.4, March/April 1992, p.64.

82. Poet of Expressionist Berlin: the life and work of Georg Heym by Patrick Bridgwater; Selected Poems by Odysseus Elytis; The Eye in the Mirror: selected poems by Takis Varvitsiotis, Poetry Nation Review, no.84, vol.18, no.4, March/April 1992, pp.64-66.

83. Selected Poems by Osip Mandelstam; A World Beyond Myself: selected poems by Rutger Kopland; I Won't Let You Go: selected poems by Rabindranath Tagore, Poetry Nation Review, no.84, vol. 18, no.4, March/April 1992, pp.66-67.

84. Paul Celan: Holograms of darkness by Amy Colin; Treatise on Style by Louis Aragon; The Secret Heart of the Clock by Elias Canetti; George Seferis by Roderick Beaton, Poetry Nation Review, no.84, vol.18, no.4, March/April 1992, pp.67-71.

85. The Bays are Sere and Interior Monologue by Edouard Dujardin; Things to translate and other poems by Piotr Sommer; Night Song of the Personal Shadow: selected poems by Gyorgy Petri, Poetry Nation Review, no.84, vol.18, no.4, March/April 1992, pp.71-72.

86. Collected Poems by Primo Levi; Flow Tide: selected poems and prose by Claude Vigée; Quatre Quatuors by T.S. Eliot (traduction Claude Vigée), Poetry Nation Review, no. 86, vol. 18, no.6, July/August 1992, pp. 59 - 61.

87. Elegiac Fictions: the motif of the unlived life by Edward Engelberg, Yearbook of English Studies, vol. 21, 1991, p.318.

88. Joyce, Bakhtin and Popular Literature: chronicles of disorder by R.B. Kershner, Modern Language Review, vol.86, 1991, pp. 681-682.

89. Freud and Nabokov by Geoffrey Green; Nabokov: the mystery of literary structure by Leona Toker, Modern Language Review, vol. 86, pt.3, July 1991 pp. 689-90.

90. Versions of Pygmalion by J. Hillis Miller, Modern Language Review, vol. 87 pt. 3, July 1992, pp. 720-21.

91. Paradox and desire in the novels of Samuel Beckett by David Watson; Beckett in Performance by Jonathan Kalb, Journal of Beckett Studies (n.s.) 1, pp. 153-55.

92. The Poetry of Survival edited by Daniel Weissbort; Contemporary Poetry from the Canary Islands edited by Sebastian Caballero, Poetry Nation Review, no. 86, vol. 18 no.6, July/August 1992, p. 62.

93. Memoir of Italo Svevo by Livia Veneziano Svevo, Poetry Nation Review, no. 87, vol. 19 no.1, September - October 1992, pp. 73-74.

94. Samuel Beckett: the expressive dilemma by Lawrence Miller, Irish Studies Review, No. 2, Winter 1992, p.35.

95. Modern Poetry in Translation (n.s.) 1, Poetry Nation Review, no. 89, vol. 19 no.3, January/February 1992, p. 54.

96. Hymns to the Night by Novalis, Poetry Nation Review, no. 90, vol. 19 no. 4, March/April 1993, pp. 59-60.

97. A Necklace of Bees by Osip Mandelshtam; Message by Fernando Pessoa, Poetry Nation Review, no. 90, vol. 19 no. 4, March-April, 1993, pp. 60-61.

98. Hidden Weddings by Gerrit Achterberg; The White Shaman by H.C. Ten Berge, Poetry Nation Review, no. 91 vol. 19 no. 5, May-June 1993, pp. 59-60.

99. In A Shattered Mirror: the later poetry of Anna Akhmatova by Susan Amert, Poetry Nation Review, no. 91, vol. 19 no. 5. May-June 1993, pp. 69-70.

100. Kafka's Relatives by Anthony Northey, Modern Language Review, XXXX

101. Bloodaxe Contemporary French Poets, volumes 1-3 (Bonnefoy, Michaux, Dupin), Poetry Nation Review, no. 90, vol. 19 no.4, March-April 1993, pp. 62-64.

102. The Faber Book of Modern European Poetry edited by A. Alvarez, Poetry Nation Review, no.90, vol. 19 no. 4, March-April 1993, p. 64.

103. Summer is not all: selected poems by Franco Fortini, Poetry Nation Review, no. 91, vol. 19 no. 5, May-June 1993, pp. 58-59.

104. Selected Poems by Franz Baerman Steiner, Poetry Nation Review, no. 91, vol. 19 no. 5, May-June 1993, pp 54-55.

105. Apollo in the Snow: selected poems by Aleksandr Kushner; The Jingle-Bell Principle by Miroslav Holub, Poetry Nation Review, no. 91, vol. 19 no. 5, May-June 1993, pp. 56-57.

106. Selected Poems by Federico Garcia Lorca; Collected Poems by C. P. Cavafy, Poetry Nation Review, no. 92, vol. 19 no. 6, July-August 1993, pp. 63-64.

107. Conversation with Goya by Ivo Andric; Black Earth by Marina Tsvetaeva, Poetry Nation Review no. 92, vol. 19 no. 5, July-August 1993, pp. 64-65.

108. Dream of Fair to Middling Women by Samuel Beckett, Poetry Nation Review, no. 92, vol. 19 no. 5, July-August 1993, pp. 62-63.

109. Complete Poems by Anna Akhmatova; Remembering Akhmatova by Anatoly Nayman; Tsvetaeva by Viktoria Schweitzer, Poetry Nation Review, no. 93, vol, 20 no.1, September-October 1993, pp. 65-66.

110. A Valley in the Midst of Violence by Gösta Agren; Homecoming by Bo Carpelan; Estelas en la mar: essays on the poetry of Antonio Machado edited by D. Gareth Walters, Poetry Nation Review, no. 93, vol. 20 no. 1, September -October 1993, pp. 85-87.

111. Early Beckett: art and allusion in 'More Pricks Than Kicks' and 'Murphy' by Anthony Farrow, The Beckett Circle, 15, 1993, pp. 6-7.

112. Modernities and other writings by Blaise Cendrars; 'Vocative Figure' by Anne-Marie Albiach; Some Thing Black by Jacques Roubaud; Piranesi by Pierre Seghers, Poetry Nation Review, no. 94, vol. 20 no. 2, November-December 1993, pp. 62-64.

113. Poems by Henrik Ibsen; Route Tournante by Kjell Espmark; The Blood of the Walsungs by Otto Orbán; Diderot's Cat by Michael Kruger, Poetry Nation Review, no. 97, vol. 20 no. 5, May-June 1994, pp. 55-56.

114. The Poetry of Anthony Barnett edited by Michael Grant; Poems by Andrea Zanzotto, Poetry Nation Review, no. 97, vol. 20 no. 5 May-June 1994, p. 59.

115. Selected Poems by Attilio Bertolucci; Patterns by Federico Mayor; Selected Poems by Elizaveta Bagryana; Selected Poems by Elena Shvarts, Poetry Nation Review, no. 98, vol. 20 no. 6, July-August 1994, pp. 68-70.

116. Samuel Beckett: intertextualité et psychanalyse edited by Jean-Michel Rabaté, Journal of Beckett Studies (n.s.) vol. 2 no. 2, 1993, pp. 101-103.

117. Flann O'Brien's Exorbitant Novels by Thomas F. Shea, Modern Language Review, vol. 89 no. 4, 1994, pp.992-993.

118. Wandering and Home: Beckett's metaphysical narrative by Eyal Amiran; Innovation in Samuel Beckett's Fiction by Rubin Rabinowitz, Yearbook of English Studies, vol. 25, 1995, pp. 328-30.

119. Beckett's Dying Words by Christopher Ricks, Yearbook of English Studies, vol. 25, 1995, pp. 330-1.

120. The Politics of Style: Balzac, Beckett, Cortázar by M. R. Axelrod, Modern Language Review, vol. 90, January 1995, pp. 125-26.

121. Critique of Beckett Criticism by P. J. Murphy et al, Modern Language Review, vol. 91 no. 3, July 1996, pp. 688-89.

122. Samuel Beckett Today/Aujourd'hui nos. 1-3, Essenses : newsletter of the Netherlands Society for English Studies, vol. 5, 1995, pp. 32-34.

123. Anna Akhmatova, My Half Century; Tomas Tranströmer, For the Living and the Dead; Anna Kamienska, Two Darknesses; Hans Faverey, Against the Forgetting; Heinz Piontek, Selected Poems; Jean-Jacques Celly, The Sleepwalker with eyes of clay, Poetry Nation Review, no. 101, vol. 21 no. 3, January-February 1995, pp. 51-53.

124. Giacomo Leopardi, Canti; Pablo Neruda, The Captain's Verses, Poetry Nation Review, no 103, vol.21 no.5, May-June 1995, pp.53-54.

125. Maria Razumovsky, Marina Tsvetaeva: a critical biography; Lily Feiler, Marina Tsvetaeva: the double beat of heaven and hell; Clare Cavanagh, Osip Mandelstam and the modernist creation of tradition; Karin Boye, Complete Poems; and Flowers of Perhaps : selected poems of Ra'hel, Poetry Nation Review, no. 106, vol. 22 no. 3, November-December 1995, pp. 52-54.

126. A Centenary Pessoa (ed.) Eugenio Lisboa; Czeslaw Milosz, Facing the River; Aimé Césaire, Notebook of a return to my native land; Philippe Jaccottet, Under Clouded Skies and Beauregard; Lorand Gaspar, The Word at Hand; and Francis Ponge, Selected Poems, Poetry Nation Review, no. 108, vol. 22 no. 4, March-April 1996, pp. 54-56.

127. John Ashbery, Can you hear bird; Yves Bonnefoy, The Lure and the Truth of Painting : selected essays on art; Yves Bonnefoy, New and selected poems; and Osip Mandelstam, The Voronezh Notebooks, Poetry Nation Review, no. 109, vol. 22 no. 5, May-June 1996, pp. 47-49.

128. Jean-Michel Rabaté, The Ghosts of Modernity, Journal of Beckett Studies, n.s. vol. 6 no. 1, 1997, pp. 167-170.

129. Gabriele Schwab, Subjects without selves: transitional texts in modern fiction, Odyssey (details unavailable).

130. Alexander Zholkovsky, Text counter Text: readings in Russian literary history; George Monteiro, The Presence of Camoes: influences on the literature of England, America and Southern Africa, Poetry Nation Review, no. 114, vol. 23, vol. 23 no. 4, March-April, 1997, 71-72.

131. Joachim Sartorius, (ed.), Atlas den neuen Poesie; Kelley and Khalfa (eds.), The New French Poetry; Gömöri and Szirtes (eds.), The Colonnade of Teeth : modern Hungarian poetry; Yehuda Amichai, Selected Poetry; Dan Pagis, Selected Poetry, Poetry Nation Review, no. 115, vol. 23 no. 5, May-June 1997, pp.65-66.

132. Charles Nicholl, Somebody Else : Arthur Rimbaud in Africa, Poetry Nation Review, no. 117, vol. 24 no. 1, September-October 1997, pp. 53-54.

133. Fintan Cullen, Visual Politics : the representation of Ireland 1750-1930, Irish Studies Review, no. 19, Summer 1997, p. 52.

134. Eric Torgersen, Dear Friend : Rainer Maria Rilke and Paula Modersohn-Becker; John Felstiner, Paul Celan : Poet, survivor, Jew, Poetry Nation Review, no. 128, vol. 25 no. 6, July-August 1999, pp. 56-58.

135. Maurice Harmon (ed.) No Author Better Served: the correspondence of Samuel Beckett and Alan Schneider, Modern Language Review, vol. 95, no.1, January 2000, pp. 199-201.

136. Daniel Katz, Saying I No More : subjectivity and consciousness in the prose of Samuel Beckett; Alan Friedman, Beckett in Black and Red, Modern Language Review, vol. 95, no.4, October 2000, pp. 1075-1077.

137. Daniel Acke, Yves Bonnefoy : modernité et présence, French Studies, vol. 54 no. 4, Winter 2000, p. 543.

138. Marin Sorescu, Censored Poems, Poetry Nation Review, no. 145, vol. 28 no. 5, May-June 2002, p. 68.

139. Paul B. Kelley, Stories For Nothing: Samuel Beckett's narrative poetics, Modern Language Review, vol. 99, part 2, April 2004, 478-80.

140. Jeremy Tambling, Lost in the American City: Dickens, James and Kafka, Yearbook of English Studies, vol. 34, 2004, 279-281.

141. 20th Century French Poems, (ed.) Stephen Romer, Poetry Review, vol. 92 no. 3, Autumn 2002, pp. 105 - 106.

142. John Zilcosky, Kafka's Travels: exoticism, colonialism, and the traffic of writing, Yearbook of English Studies, vol. 35, 2005, 347-348.

143. Jean Cassou, 33 Sonnets of the Resistance; Jacques Prévert, Selected Poems; Olav H. Hauge, Leaf-Huts and Snow-Houses, Poetry Nation Review, no. 160, vol.31 no 2, November-December 2004, 76-77.

144. 'Mallarmé à la Mode' (Mallarmé on Fashion, eds. P N Furbank and A M Cain), Poetry Nation Review, no. 163, vol. 31 no. 5, May-June 2005, 91-93.

145. 'On An Ancient Stone' (C P Cavafy, The Canon: the original one hundred and fifty-four poems, translated by Stratis Haviaris), Poetry Nation Review, no. 184, vol. 35 no. 2, November-December 2008, 83-4.

146. 'Nothing Simpler' (Alberto Caeiro/FernandoPessoa, The Complete Poems), Poetry Nation Review, no. 185, vol. 35 no. 3, January-February 2009, 63-4.

147. Beckett and Death, eds. Matthew Feldman et al, Textual Practice, vol. 24 no. 4, 2010, 939-941.

148. Other Edens: the life and work of Brian Coffey, eds. Benjamin Keatinge and Aengus Woods, Journal of Beckett Studies (n.s.) 20 no.1, 2010, 293-297.

149. A. David Moody, Ezra Pound: Poet/a portrait of the man and his work (vol. 2: The Epic Years 1921-1939), Review of English Studies (forthcoming).

Miscellaneous

1. Introduction to The Group: an exhibition of poetry, The Library, University of Reading, 1974, 1-11; jointly written with Ian Fletcher; an exhibition jointly conceived and mounted by Ian Fletcher and myself.

2. 'At Kafka's Grave' (poem), Adam, nos. 394-396, 1976, 104.

3. 'A Monster of Precision' (interview), Reading Evening Post, 25th June 1976, 15.

4. 'Sale of Beckett Ms' (letter written jointly with James Knowlson), The Times, 3rd July 1976, 15.

5. Editorials for Journal of Beckett Studies, nos. 4, 5, 6, 7, 10.

6. 'A Note' (on Aleksandr Blok and George Seferis), Poetry Nation Review, no. 34, vol. 10, no, 2, 1983, 54.

7. Obituary for Alan Schneider, Journal of Beckett Studies, no. 9, 1984.

8. 'Uncle Nikolai at Yalta: Winter 1920' (poem), Spectrum, vol. 27, nos. 1 & 2, 1985, p. 82.

9. Foreword to The Beckett Country compiled and edited by Eoin O'Brien and James Knowlson, Dublin: Black Cat Press, (vii) - (viii).

10. 'A "character" of Jean du Chas', translated from Samuel Beckett's 'Le Concentrisme', Men Card no. 93, Menard Press, 1986, + the 'peroration', ditto, 1989. Both have been republished in revised versions in Modernism/Modernity, vol 18 no 4, 2012, 881, 883-886.

11. Obituary for Jorge Luis Borges, Poetry Nation Review, no. 52, vol. 13, no. 2, Autumn 1986, 5.

12. 'Molloy's Silence' (a translation of Georges Bataille's 'Le Silence de Molloy'), in: On Beckett: essays and criticism, (ed.) S.E. Gontarski, New York: Grove Press, 1986, 131-139.

13. A note on Halas, Poetry Nation Review, no. 57, vol. 14, no. 1, 1987, 7-8.

14. A note on the Pessoa centenary, Poetry Nation Review, no. 64, vol. 15, no. 2, Autumn 1988, 4.

15. Memorial piece for Samuel Beckett in Fortnight, no.283, Ulster, 1989 and in: Poetry Nation Review, no.73, vol.16, no.5, 1989, 6-7.

16. Interview with Laura Cerrato, Inter Litteras, Buenos Aires, 1990, 41-43.

17. 'The boat of Samuel Beckett', a translation in collaboration with the author, Yves Bonnefoy, of his 'Le canot de Samuel Beckett', Journal of Beckett Studies (n.s.), vol. 4, no. 1, 1995, 5-6.

18. 'Murphy and other monsters', paper presented at Beckett conference, British Centre for Translation, University of East Anglia, December 1995.

19. 'Edward Gorey: a writer who draws', paper presented to the Imprint Society, University of Reading, May 1997, to inaugurate a curated exhibition of Gorey's work.

20. 'Ronald Searle', paper presented to the Imprint Society, University of Reading, March 2000, to inaugurate a curated exhibition of Searle's work.

21. 'Nancy Cunard's Negro Anthology', University of Reading Bulletin no. 377, 22 November 2001, 1-2.

22. Translation of 'Antonio Lóbo Antunes in conversation' (by Raphaelle Réyrolle), Poetry Nation Review, no. 172, Nov-Dec 2006, 34-6.

23. 'Murphy's Mental Furniture' (with Andrew Nash).

24. Notes on Beckett's 1938 French poems (compulsorily withdrawn, copyright restrictions having been applied, from Collected Poems of Samuel Beckett: a critical edition, Faber), proofs set without the application of said restrictions, donated to and catalogued at the Beckett International Foundation, Special Collections, University of Reading.

25. 'In Gwynedd', Modern Poetry in Translation, [n.s.] no.3, 2014, 25; translated from the Russian original of Eugene Dubnov.

The Beckett Scholar by Martin Andrews

'The Beckett Scholar' by Martin Andrews

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