Pilling, John

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PILLING, John. British, b. 1946. Genres: Literary criticism and history. Career: University of Reading, Berkshire, England, lecturer in English, 1971-85, reader in English, 1985-93, professor of English and European literature, 1993-. University of California-Santa Barbara, visiting professor of English, 1984-85. Publications: Samuel Beckett, 1976; (with J. Knowlson) Frescoes of the Skull: The Later Prose and Drama of Samuel Beckett, 1979; Autobiography and Imagination: Studies in Self-Scrutiny, 1981; An Introduction to Fifty Modern European Poets, 1982, as A Reader's Guide to Fifty Modern European Poets, 1983; Beckett before Godot, 1997; A Companion to "Dream of Fair to Middling Women," forthcoming. EDITOR: (with M. Bryden) The Ideal Core of the Onion: Reading Beckett Archives, 1992; The Cambridge Companion to Beckett, 1994; Beckett's "Dream" Notebook, 1999. Address: School of English and American Literature, University of Reading, PO Box 218, Reading, Berks. RG6 6AA, England. Online address: [email protected]