reports from cosmologists have kept me on the philosophical jump. It looks
as if the whole set up is tumescence and detumescence; bloom, blossom and
seed. Is it any better to know. It prevents the blunders of giving to the
poor or of having the fear of not giving. It teaches you the lesson that the
integrity is in your own heart and in no one else's."
- J.P. Donleavy from J.P. Donleavy's
courtesy, The J.P. Donleavy archives
on emphasis at "Tax Dodgers' Towers," London. Circa 1970s. Photo courtesy
The J.P. Donleavy Archives.
DONLEAVY IN ACADEMIC AND REFERRENCE WORKS
New Nihilism and the Novel"
by Norman Podhoretz from Doings and Undoings, Farrar, Straus & Giroux,
Role of the Critic"
by Oscar Cargill, College English, Vol. 20, No. 3, Dec., 1958.
Angry Decade: A Survey of the Cultural Revolt of the Nineteen-Fifties
by Kenneth Alsop Owen - British Book Centre, New York, 1958
by Divers Hands*
by Royal Society of Literature (Great Britain) - Oxford University Press,
*Note: "divers hands" is a term used for "many
Innocence: Studies in the Contemporary American Novel
by Ihab Hassan - Princeton University Press, 1961
American Novel: A Checklist of Twentieth-century Criticism
Donna Gerstenberger, George Hendrick, eds. - The Swallow Press, 1961
Character of Post-War Fiction in America"
by Ihab Hassan, The English Journal, Vol. 51, No.1, Jan., 1962
of Seymour Lawrence"
Special Collection, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., University of Maryland Libraries,
Hornbake Library, College Park. Historical notes shed light on Lawrence's migration
from Atlantic Monthly Press to starting a new company with just one book - JPD's
The Ginger Man. He went on to sign
Kurt Vonnegut, Richard Brautigan, Katherine Anne Potter, William Saroyan, Frank
Conroy, Thomas Berger and many others.
The archives contain correspondence, uncorrected proofs and galleys.
Best Plays of 1961 - 1962
Henry Hewes, ed. - Dodd, Mead & Company, 1962
Contains JPD's Fairy Tales of New York.
by John Russell Taylor - Hill and Wang, 1962
by Anthony Burgess - Longmans, Green & Co., London, 1963. Published for
the British Council & the National Book League.
Contains section on JPD.
Times and the Noble Savage: JP Donleavy's A Singular
by John Rees Moore, The Hollins Critic, Vol. 1, No. 1, February,
1964 Hollins College, Roanoke
Face and No Exit: The Fiction of James Purdy and JP Donleavy"
by Gerald Weales, Contemporary American Novelists, editor Harry T.
Moore, Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press 1964
Theatre Journal, May 1964
David Schaal, ed. - American Educational Theatre Association, Inc.,
Old Critics and the New Novel"
by Richard Schickel, Wisconsin Studies in Contemporary Literature,
Vol. 5, No. 1, Scholars, Critics, Writers and the Campus, 1, Winter - Spring,
Concise Encyclopedia of Modern Drama
Siefried Melchinger, ed. - Horizon Press, 1964
Laughter: A Study of the Pessimistic Tradition in American Humor
by John Charles Kitch, - Northwest University Press, 1964
by Kingsley Widmer - Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale, 1965
by James Campbell - Minerva, London 1966
Study of postwar Paris and literary scene; JPD included in section of Olympia
Donleavy's Season of Discontent"
by John Rees Moore, Critique: Studies in Modern Fiction, Vol. IX, No.
Artist as Censor: JP Donleavy and The Ginger
by Robert A. Corrigan, Midcontinent American Studies Journal, 8,
Donleavy: Anarchic Man as Dying Dionysian"
by William D. Sherman, Twentieth-Century Literature: A Scholarly and
Critical Journal, Hempstead, NY #13, 1968
symbolism of names in J.P. Donleavy's The
by Thomas Edmund Carr, Publisher? - Charlottesville, VA, 1968
End of Obscenity
by Charles Rembar - Random House, 1968
JPD and The Ginger Man included.
Contemporary American Novel: Beyond Comic Anarchy
by William David Sherman - State University of New York Press, 1968
of Hostile Intent in Literature"
by Barbara S. Nadel, John Altrocchi - 1969
JPD included in a field of authors in a literary analysis of behavior models
of their characters.
Falling Center: Recent Fiction and the Picaresque Tradition"
by W. M. Frohock - NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction, Vol. No. 1 Novel Corp., Brown
University, Autumn, 1969
Novelist as Clown: The Fiction of JP Donleavy"
by Maurice Vintner, Journal Article, 1970 Central Queensland
University Library, Australia
Evolution of Donleavy's Fiction"
by Dean Cohen, Critique: Studies in Modern Fiction, 12, 1970
novels of J.P. Donleavy
by A.M.F. Budgen - Publisher? - Arlington, TX. 1970
Absurd Hero in American Fiction
by David D. Galloway - University of Texas Press, 1970 - ISBN 0292700210
and Analysis: Seven Major Themes
compiled by Robert Canzoneri and Page Stegner - published by Scott - Foresman
& Co., Glenview Illinois, 1970 | 452 pages
Contains JPD short story "Rite of Love."
and Uncommon Masks: Writings on Theater-1961-1970
by Richard Gilman - Random House, New York 1971
Evolution of Donleavy's Hero"
by Dean Cohen, Critique: Studies in Modern Fiction, Vol. XII, No. 3,
by Richard Boyd Nauck, Bloomington & London - Indiana University Press,
- ISBN 023313457 - 269 pages
work analyzed along with works of Melville, Hawthorne, Barth, Hemmingway,
Salinger, Faulkner, Twain, Vonnegut, Pynchon and Bellow.
uses of the grotesque and other modes of distortion: philosophy and implication
in the novels of Iris Murdoch, William Golding, Anthony Burgess, and J.P.
by Thomas LeClair - Contemporary
Fiction, Madison, WI - journal, 1971
Case of Death: The Fiction of J.P. Donleavy"
by John J. Stinson, from Contemporary Literature, Vol.12, No.
3 (Summer) 1971 Phil Daoust, ed. University of Wisconsin Press
Sounder Few: Essays from the Hollings Critic
by R.H. Dillard, John Rees Moore, George P. Garrett, eds. - University
of Georgia Press, 1971
Onion Eaters and the Rhetoric of Donleavy's Comedy"
by Thomas LeClair, Twentieth-Century Literature: A Scholarly and Critical
Journal, Hempstead, NY #18, 1972
Philip John Thomson, Publisher?, 1972
The grotesque includes under its broad meaning 'the absurd', which would apply
Encounters With Contemporary Books
by Peter S. Prescott - Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1972
JPD and The Ginger Man included.
in the Fiction of the Sixties: a Pluralistic Definition
of Man and His World
Max. F. Schulz, ed. - Ohio University Press, 1973 - ISBN 0821401254
Skull Beneath the Skin: JP Donleavy's The Ginger Man"
by Donald E. Morse, Michigan Academician, 6, Winter, 1974
Donleavy: The Style of His Sadness and Humor
by Charles G. Masinton - Bowling Green University Popular Press, Bowling Green,
Satire of JP Donleavy's Ginger Man"
by Patrick W. Shaw in Studies in Contemporary Satire 1,
Irish-American Novelists: JP Donleavy and Jimmy Breslin"
by Grace Eckley, Illinois School Journal, 55, 1975
Disruptions: The Making of a Post-Contemporary American Fiction
Jerome Klinkowitz, ed. - University of Illinois Press, 1975 - ISBN 0252005147
Bibliographical Guide to Current Authors and Their Works
Clare D. Kinsmans, Mary Ann Tennenhouse eds. - Gale Research Co., 1975
Comprehensive information on JPDs work up to the publishing date.
Literature: A Review of Research
Richard J. Finneran, ed. - Modern Language Association of America, Jan.,
1976 - ISBN 0873522532
and Laughter: The Tragic Comic Novels of JP Donleavy"
by John Johnson, Michigan Academician, 9, Summer, 1976
quest for social accommodation: the vision of black humor in J.P. Donleavy's
A Fairy Tale of New York"
by David Benson Bradford - Auburn, AL - 1976
Secret Record: Modern Erotic Literature
by Michael Perkins - Morrow, 1976 - ISBN 06880311218
JPD and The Ginger Man included.
in the News
Barbara Nykoruk, ed. - Gale Research Co., 1976 - ISBN 0810300435
World: Social Change and Nostalgia in the American Novel
By David C. Stineback - Bucknell University Press, 1976 - ISBN 0838716865
for a Ginger Man: A Critical Assessment of Donleavy's
by Charles G. Masinton, Midwest Quarterly, January 18, 1977
Esther M. Doyle, Virginia Hastings Floyd, eds. - Editions Rodopi - January,
1977 - ISBN 906203070X
by Desmond Clarke - Batsford Academic & Educational, Ltd., 1977 - ISBN 071340146X
Poetry, Fiction, Theory
Harry Raphael, John D. Kirkland, eds. - Bucknell University Press, 1977
- ISBN 0838719341
Includes JPD and The Ginger Man.
Encounters: Views and Reviews 1953 - 1977
by Nona Balakian - Bobbs-Merrill, 1978
by John Gardner - Basic Books, 1978
Secret of Humor
by Leonard Feinberg - Rodopi, 1978 - ISBN 9062033709
and Irish-Americans in the Fiction of JP Donleavy"
by Johann Norstedt from Irish-American Fiction: Essays in Criticism Daniel
J. Casey & Robert E. Rhodes, eds. - AMS Press, New York 1979
Literary Criticism: Vol. 10
"Ken Lawless on J.P. Donleavy" - Thompson Gale., March, 1979
- ISBN 0810301180
Section on JPD and The Destinies of Darcy Dancer
Gentleman. Extremely favorable.
Abby, Ireland's National Theatre 1904 - 1978
by Hugh Hunt - Columbia University Press, 1979 - ISBN 0231049064
Abby Theatre's production of JPD's Fairy Tales of New York, Oct., 1978
Two Worlds: An Analysis of J.P. Donleavy's use of 'The Outsider' as a Protagonist
in His Novels"
by Giffith Dudding, Ph.D - University of Pennsylvania - University Microfilms
International, Jan. 1 1979
The Exitential Horror of Death"
Currrents: an introduction to current fiction
by Lawrence R. Broer | Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co. | 1973
Surd and Absurd: Essays in American Literature"
By James E. Miller | Chicago Publishing, 1967
Who in Whatland
by L. Th. Lehmann | Vooromslag van Een voor Hennes Publisher, 1962
of Survival: A Study of J.P. Donleavy
By Turner Graeme | University of East Anglia Press, Norwich, UK, 1976
By Stuart Miller | Case Western Reserve University Press, December, 1967
Picaresque (Critical Idiom)
By Harry Sieber | Methuen Young Books, January 13, 1977