"The animal wants its back protected and to eat. Man is that animal and when he has eaten, he deals in art and artifice, and it becomes lie and compromise; a soft, ingrate murmur of accents and incomes. They tell you to have Horace Ictericton Bart, open your show, it will get a picture in the paper and give the opening 'class'; this is the universal feeling, the feeling to which all animals respond; the great aesthetic communion without body odour. Where do we go for love?"

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

JPD outside his former rooms - #38 Trinity College, Dublin. Photo © 2007 Bill Dunn.
Time Almanac

by the editors of Time magazine - Time Inc., Home Entertainment, 2004 - ISBN 1931933855

JPD included.
The Muse Upon My Shoulder: Discussions of the Creative Process

Sylvia Skaggs McTague, ed. - Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2004 - ISBN 0838639968

JPD included.
The Chronology of American Literature: America's Literary Achievements from the Colonial Era to Modern Times

Daniel S. Burt, ed. - Houghton Mifflin Co., February 4, 2004 | ISBN 0198606346

JPD included.
A History of American Literature

by Richard J. Gray - Blackwell Publishing, February 2004 - ISBN 0631221352

JPD among American history's great authors.

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

The Uses of Slime Mould

by Nicholas Mosley - Dalkey Archive Press, 2004 - ISBN 156478360X

Contains an essay on JPD: "Lament for Lost Childhood."
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (60 vols.)

Colin Henry, Matthew Grary, Brian Howard, eds. In association with The British Academy - Oxford University Press, 2004 - ISBN 0198613725

JPD included.
A History of Irish Theatre 1601 - 2000

by Christopher Morash - Cambridge University Press, 2004 - ISBN 0521646820

JPD included.
Brewer's Rogues, Villains and Eccentrics: An A-Z of Roguish Britons Through the Ages

by William Donaldson - Sterling Publishing, 2004 - ISBN 0753817918

JPD and The Ginger Man included.
Yearbook of English Studies

Publisher: Modern Humanities Research Association (multi-volume series, 2001-2007)

Contains an essay by Donal O'Drisceoil that includes JPD: "The best banned in the land: censorship and Irish writing since 1950."

by Steven Gilbar - Illustrations by Elliot Banfield (Mr. Banfield also Illustrated the U.S. editions of JPD's The Lady Who Liked Clean Rest Rooms and Wrong Information Is Being Given Out at Princeton) publisher: David R. Godine, Boston December 5, 2005

JPD included.
Encounters with American Culture

by Peter S. Prescott - Transaction Publishers, 2005 - ISBN 1412804965

JPD included.
Writing and Responsibility

by Carl Tighe - Routledge, 2005 - ISBN 0414345634

JPD included.

Killing the Celt

by Tomas Runmhar - iUniverse, 2005 - ISBN 0595366945

Contains an essay on JPD, titled "The Hagiography of St. Mike." Thanks to Tomas Runmhar for providing content details.

Book available at Amazon. Killing the Celt Blog.

The Riverside Dictionary of Biography

Steven Racek Kleindler, Joseph P. Pickett, Christopher Leonesio, eds. - Houghton-Mifflin, 2005 - ISBN 0618493379

JPD included.
International Who's Who of Authors and Writers

Elizabeth Sleeman, ed. - Routledge, 2004 - ISBN 1857431790

JPD included.
Brewer's Britain & Ireland

John Ayto, Ian Crofton, eds. - Sterling Publishing, 2005 - ISBN 030435385X

JPD included.
The Dictionary of National Celebrity: A Who's Who of Today's Celebrity Culture

William Donaldson, Herminone Eyre, eds. - Orion Publishing Group, Ltd., Jan., 2006 - ISBN 0304368059

JPD included.
The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English 3rd Ed.

Dominic Head, ed. - Cambridge University Press, February 20, 2006 - 1275 pages - ISBN 0521831792

JPD included.
"Donleavy, James Patrick"

Critical essay by Ruth Mathewson. - Literature Criticism Series, Thomson Gale, 2005-2006
Literature Criticism Series

Nicholas Mosley, Ed. - Thomson Gale, 2005-2006

JPD among a group of writers discussed for their life-affirming stories.
Literature Suppressed on Religious Grounds

Margaret Baid, ed. - Facts on File, New York, 2006 - ISBN 0816062690

The Ginger Man a subject along with other works that suffered from bans imposed by religious extremists.
Literature Suppressed on Sexual Grounds

Dawn B. Sova, ed. - Facts on File, New York, 2006 - ISBN 0816062722

The Ginger Man a subject along with other works that suffered from bans to fight "obscenity."
The Cambridge History of Irish Literature (2-vol. set)

Margaret Kelleher, ed. - National University of Ireland, Maynooth; Phillip O'Leary Ed., Boston College - Cambridge University Press, March, 2006 - 1275 pages - ISBN 052182246

JPD included.
American Drama: The Bastard Art (Cambridge Studies in American Theatre and Drama)

by Susan Harris Smith - Cambridge University Press, Oct. 19, 2006

Study includes JPD's stage works.
Culture and Customs of Ireland

by Margaret Scanlan - Greenwood Press, 2006 - ISBN 0313331626

JPD included.
Shaping the Future: Nietzsche's New Regime of the Soul and Its Ascetic Practices

by Horst Hutter - Lexinton Books, 2006 - ISBN 0739113593

JPD included.
Making the Irish American

Marion R. Casey and Joseph Lee - New York University Press, 2006 - ISBN 081475208X

JPD and The Ginger Man included.
Technicolor Dreamin': The 1960's Rainbow and Beyond

By Karen Moller - Trafford Publishing, 2006 - ISBN 1412080185

JPD included.
"Wrong Information Is Being Given Out at Princeton"

Critical essay by Eamonn Wall - The Dalkey Archive Annual, Spring, 2007 - Dalkey Archive Press, University of Illinois.
The Angry Years: The Rise and Fall of the Angry Young Men

by Colin Wilson - Robson Books, LTD., April 30, 2007

JPD included.
Contemporary Authors: A Bio-bibliographical Guide to Current Writers in Fiction, General Non-fiction, Poetry, Journalism, Drama, Motion Pictures, Television, & Other Fields (200+ vol. set)

Linda Metzger, Deborah A. Straub, eds. - Thompson Gale, ongoing since 1962 - ISBN 0810319454

JPD in vol. 80
The Paris Olympia Press

by Patrick J. Kearney; Angus Carroll, ed. - University of Chicago Press, Oct., 2007 - ISBN 1846311055

At last a new edition of the quintessential bibliographical reference work on the Paris Olympia Press.

Includes The Ginger Man by JPD.

Visit Patrick J. Kearney's site, "Scissors & Paste Bibliographies."
The Book of Positive Quotations

Eds, John Cook, Steve Deger, Leslie Ann Gibson - Fairview Press, 2007 - ISBN 1577491696

JPD included.

"J.P. Donleavy"

The Princess Grace Irish Library, Monaco.

Comprehensive section on JPD, including: biography, bibliography, criticism from many sources, reviews and his copies of his books. (ongoing)

The Paris Olympia Press

by Patrick J. Kearney; Angus Carroll, ed. - Liverpool Press, March, 2008 - ISBN 1846311055 - 360 pages

The difinitavie bibliographical reference work on the Paris Olympia Press.
Includes all the Paris Olympia editions of The Ginger Man by JPD.


by James Campell - University of California Press, September 1, 2008, ISBN 0520252373 - 226 pages

Contains essay "To Beat the Bible: A Profile of J. P. Donleavy"

La Recepcio Del Teatre Contemorani. XV Valencia Universitat de Valencia 2011
ISBN 11354178

Contains The Censoring of The Ginger Man, London and Dublin 1959, or, the ''nipple nuttiness" of J.P. Donleavy by Ben Levitas

Ramon X. Rossello, Josep Liuis Sierra and John London, eds.

Prodigals and Geniuses - The Writers and Artists of Dublin's Baggotonia

by Brendan Lynch - Liffey Press, Oct. 28, 2011, ISBN 1905785968 - 325 pages

JPD included.

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American Dramatists and Playwright Introduction

General Books LLC - 2010 - 392 pages -- ISBN 1157541704

JPD included.

Britannica for Kids

Division of Encyclopedia Britannica, 2012 - ongoing

JPD entry.


Online encyclopedia. Ongoing.

JPD entry.

Riot and Great Anger: Stage Censorship in Twentieth-Century Ireland

by Joan Fitzpatrick Dean | University of Wisconsin Press | April 29, 2010
ISBN 0299196646

Section on The Ginger Man play.
Writers Gone Wild: The Feuds, Frolics and Follies of Liturature's Great Adventurers, Drunkards, Lovers, Iconoclasts and Misanthropes

by Bill Pashel | Perigee Publishing, 2010

Includes JPD.
Encyclopedia of British Writers 1800-Present, Vol. 2

George Stade and Karen Karbiener | Facts on File Publisher, 2009 - ISBN 9780816073856

JPD included.

What a Writer Needs

by Ralph Fletcher | Boyton/Cook, February 7, 2013 | ISBN 032046662

JPD included.

The Oxford Dictionary of Quotes

by Elizabeth Knowles | Oxford University Press USA, November 23, 2009, 1155 pages
ISBN 0199237173

JPD included.

A History of American Literature

by Richard Gray | Wiley-Blackwell November 21, 2011 | ISBN 1405192283

JPD included.

Novel Criticism: How to Critique Novels Like a Novelist

by David B. Lentz | CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform May 20, 2011

JPD included.
The Oxford Companion to English Literature

by Dinah Birch | Oxford University Press USA, October 24, 2009 | ISBN 0192806871

JPD included.

A Companion to the American Novel

Alfred Bendixen, Ed. | Wiley-Blackwell May 7, 2012 | ISBN 1405101196

JPD encluded.

Pocket Guide to Plays and Playwrights

by Maureen Hughes | Remember When Publishing August 24, 2012

Contains an excerpt from the play Fairy Tales of New York.

Irish Americans: The History and Culture of a People

William E. Watson Ph.D and Eugene J. Calus Jr. Ph.D editors | ABC. CLIO LLC, 2015
ISBN 161069466X

JPD included.

Encyclopedia of the American Novel

Abby Werlock and James P. Werlock editors | Infobase Learning, April 22, 2015

JPD included.

The Encyclopedia of American Literature

Infobase learning, 2013

JPD included.

London Irish Fictions: Narrative, Diaspora and Identity

by Tony Murray | Liverpool University Press, 2012

JPD included.

A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction

by David Seed | Wiley-Blackwell, January 21, 2010

JPD included.

Encyclopedia of World Biography

Paula Byers and Michele Bourgoin editors - Gale, 2004 - ISBN 0787622214

JPD included.