"I did my dears
At least have the courage
Of my desires"

J.P. Donleavy from J.P. Donleavy's Ireland

Biographical information, bibliography and a complete collection of JPD's works are part of the Princess Grace Irish Library, Monaco.

A Century of Irish Drama: Widening the Stage

Stephen Watt, Eileen Marie Morgan Shakir M. Mustafa eds. - Indiana University Press, 2000 - Cloth - 332 pages - ISBN 025321419X

Section discussing the The Ginger Man, Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, 1959 fiasco.

Notable American Novelists, Volume 1

Carl E. Rollyson, ed. - Salem Press, Pasadena, 2000 - ISBN 0893561622

Section on JPD.

Masterplots II: American Fiction Series (revised edition)

Stephen G. Kellman, ed. - Salem Press, Pasadena, CA - 2000 - ISBN 0893568716

The Ginger Man.
Hutchinson Encyclopedia of Ireland: An A-Z Guide to its People, Places, History, and Culture

by Ciaran Brady, Ed.- Helicon Publishing Ltd, 2000 - ISBN 1859863205

Section on JPD.
The Beat Generation and the Popular Novel in the United States 1945 - 1970

by Thomas Newhouse - McFarland & Co., 2000 - ISBN 0786408413

JPD and The Ginger Man included.

Irish Writing in the Twentieth Century - A Reader

David Pierce, ed. - Cork University Press, Ireland, 2000 - ISBN 1859182585

JPD amidst virtually all the important Irish writers of the century. Contains an excerpt from The Unexpurgated Code.

The New Romanticism: A Collection of Critical Essays

Eberhard Alsen, ed. - Routledge, 2000 - ISBN 0815335474

JPD included.
Crossing Boundaries: Postmodern Travel Literature

By Alison Russell - Palgrave Macmillan, 2000 - ISBN 0312233884

JPD included.
Irish Poetry Since 1950: From Stillness Into History

By John Goodby - Manchester University Press, 2000 - ISBN 071902997X

JPD and The Ginger Man included.
Contemporary Novelists

Introduction by David Madden; Neil Schlager and Josh Lauer, eds. - St. James Press, 2001 (multi-volume set)

JPD included.
Critical Survey of Short Fiction, 2nd. Revised Ed. 7 volumes.

Charles E. May, ed. - Salem Press, January, 2001 - ISBN 9780893560065

JPD included.
In the Company of Actors: Reflections on the Craft of Acting

by Carole Zucker - Routledge, Jan. 22, 2001

The stage version of The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B covered.
The Encyclopedia of the Irish in America

Michael Glazier, ed. - The University of Notre Dame Press, 2001

JPD included.
Irish Stage Censorship in the 1950s

by Joan Fitzpatrick Dean - Cambridge University Press Theatre Survey - 2001

Section on the first performance of
The Ginger Man in Dublin, which was closed by religious and conservative zealots.
For the Love of Ireland: a Literary Companion for Readers and Travelers

Edited and with an introduction by Susan Cahill - Ballantine Books, New York - 2001

JPD included.
The Routledge History of Literature in English: Britain and Ireland

Ronald Carter, John McRae, Malcolm Bradbury, eds. - Taylor & Francish, Inc., May, 2001 - ISBN 0415243181

JPD included.
The Guide to the Jerome Charyn Papers 1937 - 1997

Fales Library and Special Collections; Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, New York. Publisher - New York University Libraries, 2001.

JPD included.
Who's Who of Twentieth-Century Novelists

Tim Woods, ed. - Routledge, 2001 - ISBN 0415165067

JPD included.
Theatre and the State in Twentieth-Century Ireland: Cultivating the People

by Lionel Pilkington - Routledge, 2001 - ISBN 0415069386

Includes the censorship of the first Dublin stage production of The Ginger Man.
Almanac of Famous People

Ed - Jennifer Mossman - Gale Research Co., 2001 - ISBN 0787647862

JPD included.
Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction

Kirk H. Beetz, ed. | Thompson Gale, a part of the Thompson Corporation, April, 2002

Contains an excerpt from A Fairy Tale of New York
To Set the Darkness Echoing: An Exhibition of Irish Literature 1950 - 2000

James O'Halloran, Stephen Ennis & Ronal Schuchard, curators. Catalogue for an event at The Grolier Club, New York, 2002. Books, manuscripts, letters and art.

JPD included.
The Writing of America: Literature and Cultural Identity from the Puritans to the Present (Cultural History of Literature)

by Geoff Ward - Illustrated - May 1, 2002

JPD included.
The Oxford Chronology of English Literature

Michael Cox, ed. - Oxford University Press, May 2002 - ISBN 0198600267

JPD among authors included.
Magill's Literary Annual

John D. Wilson, Steve G. Kellman eds. - Salem Press, June, 2002 - ISBN 978158765

The Destinies of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman critiqued.
The Review of Contemporary Fiction

Nicholas Mosley, Louis Zukofsky, Coleman Dowell, eds. - Dalkey Archive Press, Oct. 2002 - ISBN 1564782778

JPD among authors critiqued.
Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

Adrian Room, ed. - Sterling Publishing, 2002 - ISBN 0304358711

JPD included.
Across the Margins: Cultural Identity and Change in the Atlantic

By Glenda Norquay, Gerry Smyth - Manchester University Press, Scotland, 2002 -
ISBN 0719057493

JPD included.

Dramaturges et Cinéastes de L'Antipsychiatrie: Entretiens sur l'ère de la fragmentation

by Brigitte Gauthier Jullet, Paris, 2003 - ISBN 2747543781.

Literary critiques include JPD.

Critical Survey of Drama, 2nd Rev. Ed.

Carl Rollyson, ed. - Baruch College, Salem Press, April, 2003 - ISBN 9781587651021

JPD included.
The Encyclopedia of Ireland

Brian Lalor, ed. - cloth, Yale University Press, Sept. 1, 2003, 1256 pages - ISBN 0300094426

JPD and Brendan Behan included in a section about Dublin.
Encyclopedia of World Authors: 4th revised Ed. (5 Vols.)

The editors of Salem Press - Salem Press, November, 2003 - ISBN 9781587654384

JPD included.
Everything Irish: The History, Literature, Art, Music, People and Places of Ireland A - Z

Lelia Ruckenstein, James A. O'Malley, eds. - Ballintine Books, Dec. 2003 ISBN-13 9780345461100

JPD included.
Bibliography of American Literature

Jacob Blanck, Michael Winship, Virginia L Smyers, eds. - Bibliographical Society of America - Oakknoll Press, Dec. 2003

JPD included.
The Houghton Mifflin Dictionary of Biography

The Houghton Mifflin editors, Justin Kaplan, contributor - Houghton Mifflin & Co., 2003 - ISBN 061825210X

JPD included.
International Who's Who - Authors and Writers 2004

Taylor & Francis Group, Elizabeth Sleeman, Alison Neale eds. - Routledge, 2003 - ISBN 1857431790

JPD included.
The New York Chronology : A Compendium of Events, People, and Anecdotes from the Dutch to the Present

By James Trager - HarperCollins, 2003 - ISBN 0060740620

JPD included.
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Irish America: Coming Into Clover

Maureen Dezell, ed. | Anchor Publishing, 2002 | ISBN 038549596X

JPD included.
The Oxford Essential Guide to Writing

by Thomas S. Kane | Oxford University Press USA, July 1, 2000 | ISBN 0425176401

JPD included.
A Dictionary of Writers and Their Works

by Michael Cox | Oxford University Press USA, July 5, 2001 | ISBN 0198662495

JPD included.
Famous Irish Writers

by Martin Wallace | Appletree Press, April 1, 2001 | ISBN 0862817587

JPD included.

Good Fiction Guide
By Jane Rodgers, Hermione Lee, Mike Harris, Douglas Houston eds. | Oxford University Press USA, August 20, 2001 | ISBN 0192100214

JPD included.