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Upon Having Successfully Robbed a Bank

"Remember you now have, with your newly acquired assets, responsibilities. Deposit your untraceable unmarked bills in a reputable bank. If you want to have a bit of a fling, do it modestly. Do not overtip nor give your wife or girlfriend cause for jealousy. As she can frequently be a source of betrayal. Do good but modest works in the community. And openly complain that you wish others would do as much."

- J.P. Donleavy from The Unexpurgated Code

Trinity College, Dublin - one of the institutions of higher learning interested in acquiring The J.P. Donleavy Archives.
The Macmillan Dictionary of Irish Literature

Robert Hogan, ed. - Macmillan & Co., 1980 | ISBN 0333270851

JPD included.
"Sex and Performance"

The Drama Review (TDR), Vol. 25, No.1, March 1981

JPD included.

Thesaurus of Book Digests

Irving Weiss, ed. - Crown, 1981

JPD included.

To purchase books by J.P. Donleavy, go to the Buyers' Guide.

"Developmental Recognition of Consumption Symbolism"

Russell W. Belk, Kenneth D. Bahn, Robert N. Mayer, eds. - The Journal of Consumer Research, Vol. 9, No.1, June, 1982, The University of Chicago Press

JPD included.

Isolation and Protest: a Case Study of JP Donleavy's Fiction

by R.K. Sharma - Ajanta Publications, Delhi, India, 1983

Offensive Literature: Decensorship in Britain, 1960 - 1982

by John Sutherland - Rowman & Littlefield, 1983

JPD included.

The Modern American Novel

Malcolm Bradbury, ed. - Oxford University Press, 1984 - ISBN 0192890441

JPD and The Ginger Man included.

"The Satire of JP Donleavy's Ginger Man"

Patrick W. Shaw, ed., Studies in Contemporary Satire v.12, 1985
Contemporary Literary Criticism: Vol. 45

Daniel G. Matuz, Roger Matuz, eds. - Gale Research Inc., Book Tower, Detroit, MI, 1987

JPD included.
Paracriticisms: Seven Speculations of the Times

by Ihab Hassan, ed. - University of Illinois Press, Feb. 1, 1987 - ISBN 025201166X

JPD included.
Re-Forming the Narrative: Toward a Mechanics of Modern Fiction

David Hayman, ed. - Gale Research Inc., Book Tower, Detroit, MI, Dec., 1987

JPD included.
"From Heaven to Hell: Ireland in the Novels of J.P. Donleavy" by Donald E. Morse

Literary Interrelations: Ireland, England and the World Vol. III: National Images and Stereotypes - Wolfgang Zach, Heinz Kosok, eds. - Tübingen: Guntar Narr Verlag, 1987

The Paris Olympia Press: An Annotated Bibliography

by Patrick J. Kearney - Black Spring Press, London, 1987 - ISBN 094823802X

The Bible for scholars and collectors. Includes The Ginger Man by JPD.

Visit Patrick J. Kearney's site, "Scissors & Paste Bibliographies."

The Possibility of Weakness of Will

By Robert Dunn - Hackett Publishing, 1987 - ISBN 0915145987

JPD and The Ginger Man included.

A Chronological Outline of American Literature

Samuel J. Rogal, ed. - Greenwood Press, New York, 1988

Includes JPD.

Dictionary of Literary Themes and Motifs (2 vol. set)

Jean-Charles Seigneuret, ed. - Greenwood Press, London - Nov. 29, 1988 - ISBN 0313263972

Includes JPD.

Performing Texts

Michael Isscharoff, Robin F. Johnes, eds. - University of Pennsylvania Press, 1988

JPD included.
The Traverse Theatre Story

by Joyce McMillan - Methuen Publishing Ltd., 1988

Production of JPD's Fairy Tales of New York included.
A Bibliography of the Publications of the New York Olympia Press

by Patrick J. Kearney - Privately Printed: Santa Rosa, California, 1988. 4to. pp. xxv+87.
A publication of Scissors & Paste Bibliographies.

Includes 3 Ophelia Press, NY (an imprint of Olympia Press) editions of The Ginger Man Many thanks to Patrick for providing details on this publication.

Visit Patrick J. Kearney's site, "Scissors & Paste Bibliographies." 

Encyclopedia of American Humorists

Steven H. Gale, ed. - Garland, 1988 - ISBN 0824086449

JPD included.

American Literary Criticism from the Thirties to the Eighties

Vincent B. Leitch, ed. - Columbia University Press, 1988 - ISBN 0231064276

JPD included.

Living by Fiction

by Annie Dillard - HarperCollins, 1988 - ISBN 0060915447

JPD Included.

Essays on Canadian Writing #37

York University, Toronto, Ont., Spring, 1989

JPD included.
Reference Works in British and American Literature

James K. Bracken, James Rettig, eds. - Libraries Unlimited, July 15, 1989

JPD included in work.
The Chelsea House Library of Literary Criticism: Twentieth Century American Literature

Harold Bloom, S.T. Joshi, eds. - Chelsea House Publishing, December, 1989

Section on JPD.

Modern Irish-American Fiction: A Reader

Daniel J. Casey, Robert E. Rhodes, eds. - Syracuse University Press, Syracuse New York, 1989

Contains the short story version of "A Fairy Tale of New York," which first appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, 1961.

Picnic in a Foreign Land: The Eccentric Lives of the Anglo-Irish

by Ann Morrow - Grafton, 1989 - ISBN 0246132043

JPD included.

The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews, ed. - Columbia University Press, 1989 - ISBN 0231069901

JPD quotes from The Ginger Man included.

Banned in Ireland: Censorship and the Irish Writer

Julia Carlson, ed. - Article 19 Organization - Routledge, London, 1990

Section on JPD and The Ginger Man.
Technique in Fiction: Second Edition, Revised and Updated for a New Generation

Robbie Macauley, George Lanning, eds. - (Writer's Library Series) - St. Martin's Press, New York - September 15, 1990

JPD included.
The Columbia History of the American Novel

Emory Elliott, Cathy N. Davidson, Patrick O'Donnell, Valerie Smith, eds. - Columbia University Press - January, 1991 - ISBN 0231073607

Section on black humorists, includes JPD.
Critical survey of long fiction

Frank Northen Magill, ed. - Salem Press, Pasadena, CA, 1991 - ISBN 0893568252

JPD included.

"American Readings of JP Donleavy's The Ginger Man"

by Donald E. Morse, Eire-Ireland: a Journal of Irish Studies, v26, no. 3, 1991

Irish Writing: Exile and Subversion

Paul Hyland & Neil Sammells, eds. - St. Martins Press, New York, 1991 - ISBN 0312060793

JPD's section is called "Parables of Estrangements: The Fiction of J.P. Donleavy" 

A Dictionary of Literary Devices

by Bernard Dupriez (translated by Albert W. Halsall) - University of Toronto Press, 1991 - ISBN 0802068030

JPD included.

"Prospects of Power: Tragedy, Satire, the Essay, and the Theory of Genre"

by John Snyder, from The Modern Satiric Grotesque and Its Traditions - John R. Clark, ed. - University Press of Kentucky, 1991 - ISBN 0813117240

JPD included.

Sporting With the Gods: The Rhetoric of Play and Game in American Culture

by Michael Oriard - Cambridge University Press, 1991 - ISBN 052139113X

JPD included.

"The Beatific Vision: J.P. Donleavy and Jack Kerouac"

American Catholic Arts and Fictions. Culture, Ideology, Aesthetics.
- Paul Giles ed.
Cambridge University Press, 1992
Modern Irish Literature and Culture: A Chronology

James M. Cahalan, ed. - G.K. Hall & Company, Dec., 1992 - ISBN: 0816172641

JPD included.
And I Quote: The Definitive Collection of Quotes, Sayings, and Jokes for the Contemporary Speechmaker

Ashton Applewhite, Tripp Evans, eds. - St. Martin's Press, 1992 - ISBN 0312068972

JPD included.
The Journal of Irish Literature

Proscenium Press - 1992

JPD included.
Constructing Postmodernism

by Brian McHale - Taylor & Francis, Inc., Jan. 22, 1993 - cloth - ISBN 0415060133

JPD included.

The Oxford Dictionary of American Legal Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, ed. - Oxford University Press, New York, 1993

Contains an excerpt from Donleavy's The Unexpurgated Code....

The Irish - A Treasury of Art and Literature

Leslie Conron, ed. - Hugh Lauter Levin Associates (distributed by Mcmillan), New York, 1993

JPD included.

The New Oxford Guide to Writing

Thomas S. Kane, ed. - Oxford University Press, April 1994 - 336 Pages - ISBN 0195090594

JPD section is very favorable regarding his style.
The Encyclopedia Americana

Bernhard S Cayne, ed. - Grolier, 1994 - ISBN 0717201120

JPD included in Black Humor section.
Understanding the Modern Short Story

Cornelsen Verlag GmbH+C, 1994 - ISBN 3464665720

A workbook/study guide in English, published in Germany. Contains JPD's story "Longitude and Latitude" also found in his collection of short fiction, Meet My Maker the Mad Molecule.
The Good Ship Venus: The Erotic Voyage of The Olympia Press

By John de St. Jorre

UK ed. Hutchinson Books (an imprint of Random House), London, 1994 - ISBN 0091778743

Very good chapter on JPD and his dealings with the infamous publisher Girodias.
Venus Bound: The Erotic Voyage of The Olympia Press and its Writers

By John de St. Jorre

(US ed.) Random House, New York, 1994 - ISBN 0679443363

Contains good chapter on JPD and his dealings with publisher Girodias.
The Oxford Companion to English Literature

Margaret Drabble, ed.- Oxford University Press - 1995

Section on JPD with bio, bibliography and brief commentary of selected works.
The Fiction Dictionary

Laurie Henry, ed. - Story Press, 1995

JPD included.
The Oxford Companion to American Literature

James D Hart, Phillip Leininger, eds. - Oxford University Press, USA 1995

JPD included.
Recommended Reading: 500 Classics Reviewed

Editors of the Salem Press - Salem Press, June, 1995 - ISBN 9780893569112

JPD and
The Ginger Man included.
A Reader's Guide to the Twentieth Century

by Peter Parker - Oxford University Press, 1995 - ISBN 019511537

JPD and The Ginger Man included.
The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English

Ian Ousby, ed., Doris Lessing, contributor - Cambridge University Press, 1993 - ISBN 0521440866

JPD included.
Scriptures for a Generation: What We Were Reading in the '60s

By Philip D. Beidler - University of Georgia Press, 1994 - ISBN 082031787X

JPD included.
The Cambridge Guide to to Theatre

by Martin Banham - Cambridge University Press, 1995 - ISBN 0521434378

JPD included.
Now All We Need is a Title: Famous Book Titles and How They Got That Way

by André Bernard - W.W. Norton & Co., 1995 - ISBN 0393314367

JPD (the alliterative titles) included.
Peter De Vries and Surrealism

By Dan Campion - Bucknell University Press, 1995 - ISBN 0838753116

JPD and Are You Listening Rabbi Löw included.
Global Voices, Global Visions: A Core Collection of Multicultural

Compiled by Lyn Miller-Lachmann - Libraries Unlimited, 1995 - ISBN 0835232913

JPD & John Ryan included in Irish section.
Epic Voices: Inner and Global Impulse in the Contemporary American and British Novel

by Robert Arlett - Susquehanna University Press, 1996 - ISBN 0945636814

JPD included.

"Standing At The Corner Of Walk And Don't Walk: Vintage Contemporaries, Bright Lights, Big City And The Problems Of Betweenness"

American Literature, Vol. 68, March, 1996 - by Stephanie Girard

JPD included.

The Oxford Companion to Irish Literature

Robert Welch, ed. - Oxford University Press, 1996

JPD included.
Humor in Irish Literature: A Reference Guide

Don Lee, Fred Nilsen, eds. - Greenwood Publishing Group - Oct. 1996 - ISBN 0313295514

JPD included.
Fables of Subversion: Satire and the American Novel, 1930-1980

MFS Modern Fiction Studies - Vol. 42, No. 4, Winter 1996
Steven Weisenburger, ed. - The Johns Hopkins University Press

JPD included.
Recent Work in Critical Theory (bibliography of recently published books from the North Illinois University Libraries)

William Baker, Kenneth Womack eds. - Dec. 22, 1996.

JPD's The History of The Ginger Man included.
Cambridge Paperback Guide to Literature in English

By Ian Ousby - Cambridge University Press, 1996 - ISBN 0521436273

JPD included.
Beyond Suspicion: New American Fiction Since 1960

By Marc Chénetier - Translated by Elizabeth A. Houlding - University of Pennsylvania Press, 1996 - ISBN 0812215567

JPD included.
Modern Irish Writers: A Bio-critical Sourcebook

Alexander G. Gonzalez, ed. - Greenwood Press, 1997 - ISBN 0313295573

JPD included.
American Satire: An Anthology of Writings from Colonial Times to the Present.

Nicholas Bakalar, Stephen Kock, eds. - Plume, April 1, 1997, 480 pages - ISBN 0452011744.

Contains a section titled, "The Satire of J.P. Donleavy's
The Ginger Man.
Drama Improvised: A Sourcebook for Teachers and Therapists

by Kenneth Pickering. - Theatre Arts Books, June 6, 1997 - ISBN 087830066X

JPD's work included.
The New York Irish

Ronald Bayor and Timothy Meagher, eds. - John Hopkins University Press - July 30, 1997
ISBN 0801857

JPD's work included.
Postmodern American Fiction: A Norton Anthology

Paula Geyh, Andrew Levy, Fred G. Leebron, eds. - W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. September, 1997 - ISBN 03933116988

JPD included.
Remarkable, Unspeakable New York: A Literary History

by Shaun O'Connell - Beacon Press, 1997 - ISBN 0807050026

JPD included.
A User's Guide to the Millennium

by J. G. Ballard - Picador, 1997 - ISBN 0312156839

JPD included.
Cyclopedia of Literary Characters

A.J. Sobczak, Frank N. Magill, Eds, Janet Long, Associate Ed. - Salem Press, 1998

Section on the characters in
The Ginger Man by David W. Madden.

Reference Works in British and American Literature

James K. Bracken, James Rettig, eds. - Libraries Unlimited, Aug. 15, 1998 - ISBN 1563085186

Includes JPD.

The Oxford Book of Ireland

Patricia Craig, ed. - The Oxford University Press, New York, 1998 - ISBN 0192142615

Contains two excerpts from JP Donleavy's Ireland, in All Her Sins and Some of Her Graces.

Dublin's Literary Pubs

by Peter Costello - McGill-Queen's Press, 1998 - ISBN 0773518142

Historical content dealing with post-war Dublin's literary scene includes JPD, Gainor Crist, Brendan Behan, John Ryan...

A Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory

J.A. Cuddon, ed. - Blackwell Publishing, 1998 - ISBN 0631202714

Includes JPD.

The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson, ed. - Wordsworth Editions, 1998 - ISBN 1563088673

JPD included.

Fiction and Social Research: By Ice Or Fire

By Anna Banks, Stephen P. Banks - Rowman Altamira, 1998 - ISBN 0761990356

JPD included.

Walking in the Shade 1949 - 1962

by Doris Lessing, autobiographical work with several sections including Donleavy.

HarperCollins, 1998 - ISBN 0060929561

Contemporary Irish Literature: Transforming Tradition

Christina Hunt Mahony, ed. - Palgrave Macmillan, March, 1999 | ISBN 0312219016

Includes JPD.

Erotic Transference and Countertransference Practice in Psychotherapy: Clinical Practice in Psychotherapy

by David Mann - Routledge, London - April, 1999 | ISIN 0415184533

Includes JPD and The Saddest Summer of Samuel S

For the Love of Books: 115 Celebrated Writers on the Books They Love Most

Ronald B. Shwartz, ed. - Putnam/Penguin Group, New York, 1999 - Cloth - ISBN 97803991

Section with critique of The Ginger Man.

The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Elizabeth M Knowles, ed. - Oxford University Press, 1999 - ISBN 0198601735

JPD included.

The Royal Court Theatre and the Modern Stage

by Philip Roberts - Cambridge University Press, 1999 - ISBN 0521474388

The Royal Court Theatre production of The Ginger Man is included.

The Irish Voice in America: 250 Years of Irish American Fiction

Charles Fanning, ed. - University of Kentucky Press, 1999 - ISBN 0813109701

JPD included.

Now Read This II: A Guide to Mainstream Fiction, 1978 - 1998

Nancy Pearl, ed. - Libraries Unlimited, 1999 - ISBN 1563088673

JPD included.

English Literature and the Other Languages

By A. J. Hoenselaars, Marius Buning - Rodopi, 1999 - ISBN 904200794X

JPD included.

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The Borzoi College Reader

by Charles Musatine and Marlene Griffith | McGraw-Hill 1991, ISBN 0070441609

JPD included.
New Immigrants Literatures in the United States: A Sourcebook to Our Multicultural Literary Heritage

Alpana Sharma Knippling, ed. |Greenwood Press, 1996 | ISBN 0313289689

JPD included.
Readers Theatre Handbook - A Dramtic Approach to Literature

Leslie I. Cooger & Melvin R. White, eds. | Scott Foresman & Co. Publishers 1982

Section on the play adaptation of A Singular Man.
The Modern American Novel

By Malcolm Bradbury | Penguin Books, March 1, 1994 | 336 pages | ISBN 0140170448

JPD included.

The Consise Oxford Companion to American Literature

by James D Hart | Oxford University Press USA, December 15, 1988 | ISBN 0195047710

Contains an excerpt from The Destinies of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman.


by Derek Mahon - The Gallery Press, August 1, 1996

JPD included in essays.