John Pilling



With this number the Journal of Beckett Studies enters double figures and experiences its second change of editor. It seems appropriate, then, that this issue should be one of the most rich and varied to have appeared thus far, with almost every kind of approach to Beckett represented. From all points of view, now that our recent production problems are beginning to recede, the future of this jounal, almost the only one of its kind, seems assured. Yet I cannot let this occasion pass without something of a backward glance, and without thanking contributors and subscribers for their forbearance and support over many years. Without a large number of eople convinced that Beckett is the most significant post-war figure in prose and drama this enterprise would have foundered long ago. That it has not done so is a tribute to everyone connected, in however small a way, with JOBS, and there is no duty, among the many that are properly those of an editor, more pleasant than to pay such a tribute at such a time.