Calder, John (Mackenzie)

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CALDER, John (Mackenzie)

CALDER, John (Mackenzie). British, b. 1927. Genres: Literary criticism and history. Career: Former director of Calder Ltd. (timber company); John Calder Publishers Ltd., London, England, founder, 1950, managing director, beginning in 1950. Managing director, Calder & Boyars Ltd., beginning in 1950. Organizer of literary conferences; founder, Ledlanet Nights (music and opera festival), 1963; chair, Federation of Scottish Theatres, 1972-74; director of Operabout Ltd., Riverrun Press, Inc. (US), and Canadian International Library Ltd. Candidate for Parliament for Kinross and West Perthshire, 1970, and Hamilton, 1974; candidate for European Parliament for Mid Scotland and Fife, 1979; lecturer in history, University of Wanterre; professor of English literature, Ecole Active Bilingue, 1994-95. Literary and political journalist and columnist. Publications: The Garden of Eros, The Philosophy of Samuel Beckett, 1996; Pursuit, 2001. EDITOR: A Samuel Beckett Reader, 1984; (with M. Esslin, B. Whitelaw, and D. Warrilow) As No Other Dare Fail: Festschrift for Samuel Beckett's Eightieth Birthday, 1986. Address: Calder Publications Ltd, 51 The Cut, London SE1 8LF, England. Online address: [email protected]

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