"Recent 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 Ireland
Photo courtesy, The J.P. Donleavy archives
Emphasis on emphasis at "Tax Dodgers' Towers," London. Circa 1970s. Photo courtesy The J.P. Donleavy Archives.
"The New Nihilism and the Novel"

by Norman Podhoretz from Doings and Undoings, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc., 1958

Donleavy included.
"The Role of the Critic"

by Oscar Cargill, College English, Vol. 20, No. 3, Dec., 1958.

JPD included.
The Angry Decade: A Survey of the Cultural Revolt of the Nineteen-Fifties

by Kenneth Alsop Owen - British Book Centre, New York, 1958

JPD included.

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

Essays by Divers Hands*

by Royal Society of Literature (Great Britain) - Oxford University Press, 1959

JPD included.

*Note: "divers hands" is a term used for "many contributors."

Radical Innocence: Studies in the Contemporary American Novel

by Ihab Hassan - Princeton University Press, 1961

JPD included.
The American Novel: A Checklist of Twentieth-century Criticism

Donna Gerstenberger, George Hendrick, eds. - The Swallow Press, 1961

JPD included.
"The Character of Post-War Fiction in America"

by Ihab Hassan, The English Journal, Vol. 51, No.1, Jan., 1962

JPD included.
"Papers 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.
The Best Plays of 1961 - 1962

Henry Hewes, ed. - Dodd, Mead & Company, 1962

Contains JPD's Fairy Tales of New York.

The Angry Theatre

by John Russell Taylor - Hill and Wang, 1962

JPD included.

The Novel Today

by Anthony Burgess - Longmans, Green & Co., London, 1963. Published for the British Council & the National Book League.

Contains section on JPD.
"Hard Times and the Noble Savage: JP Donleavy's A Singular Man"

by John Rees Moore, The Hollins Critic, Vol. 1, No. 1, February, 1964 Hollins College, Roanoke
"No 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

Educational Theatre Journal, May 1964

David Schaal, ed. - American Educational Theatre Association, Inc., 1964

JPD included.

"The 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, 1964

JPD included.
The Concise Encyclopedia of Modern Drama

Siefried Melchinger, ed. - Horizon Press, 1964

JPD included.

Dark Laughter: A Study of the Pessimistic Tradition in American Humor

by John Charles Kitch, - Northwest University Press, 1964

JPD included.

The Literary Rebel

by Kingsley Widmer - Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale, 1965

JPD included.
Paris Interzone

by James Campbell - Minerva, London 1966

Study of postwar Paris and literary scene; JPD included in section of Olympia Press, Paris.
"JP Donleavy's Season of Discontent"

by John Rees Moore, Critique: Studies in Modern Fiction, Vol. IX, No. 2, 1967
"The Artist as Censor: JP Donleavy and The Ginger Man"

by Robert A. Corrigan, Midcontinent American Studies Journal, 8, Spring, 1967
"JP Donleavy: Anarchic Man as Dying Dionysian"

by William D. Sherman, Twentieth-Century Literature: A Scholarly and Critical Journal, Hempstead, NY #13, 1968
The symbolism of names in J.P. Donleavy's The Ginger Man

by Thomas Edmund Carr, Publisher? - Charlottesville, VA, 1968
The End of Obscenity

by Charles Rembar - Random House, 1968

JPD and The Ginger Man included.
The Contemporary American Novel: Beyond Comic Anarchy

by William David Sherman - State University of New York Press, 1968

JPD included.
"Attribution 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.
"The 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

JPD included.
"The Novelist as Clown: The Fiction of JP Donleavy"

by Maurice Vintner, Journal Article, 1970  Central Queensland University Library, Australia
"The Evolution of Donleavy's Fiction"

by Dean Cohen, Critique: Studies in Modern Fiction, 12, 1970
The novels of J.P. Donleavy

by A.M.F. Budgen - Publisher? - Arlington, TX. 1970
The Absurd Hero in American Fiction

by David D. Galloway - University of Texas Press, 1970 - ISBN 0292700210

JPD included.
Fiction 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."
Common and Uncommon Masks: Writings on Theater-1961-1970

by Richard Gilman - Random House, New York 1971
"The Evolution of Donleavy's Hero"

by Dean Cohen, Critique: Studies in Modern Fiction, Vol. XII, No. 3, 1971

A Cheerful Nihilism
by Richard Boyd Nauck, Bloomington & London - Indiana University Press, 1971
- ISBN 023313457 - 269 pages

Donleavy's work analyzed along with works of Melville, Hawthorne, Barth, Hemmingway, Salinger, Faulkner, Twain, Vonnegut, Pynchon and Bellow.

"The 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. Donleavy"

by Thomas LeClair
- Contemporary Fiction, Madison, WI - journal, 1971

"A 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
The Sounder Few: Essays from the Hollings Critic

by R.H. Dillard, John Rees Moore, George P. Garrett, eds. - University of Georgia Press, 1971

JPD included.
"The Onion Eaters and the Rhetoric of Donleavy's Comedy"

by Thomas LeClair, Twentieth-Century Literature: A Scholarly and Critical Journal, Hempstead, NY #18, 1972

The Grotesque

Philip John Thomson, Publisher?, 1972

The grotesque includes under its broad meaning 'the absurd', which would apply to JPD.

Soundings: Encounters With Contemporary Books

by Peter S. Prescott - Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1972

JPD and The Ginger Man included.

Black Humor in the Fiction of the Sixties: a Pluralistic Definition of Man and His World

Max. F. Schulz, ed. - Ohio University Press, 1973 - ISBN 0821401254

JPD included.

"The Skull Beneath the Skin: JP Donleavy's The Ginger Man"

by Donald E. Morse, Michigan Academician, 6, Winter, 1974

JP Donleavy: The Style of His Sadness and Humor

by Charles G. Masinton - Bowling Green University Popular Press, Bowling Green, OH 1975

Very scarce, out-of-print edition.

"The Satire of JP Donleavy's Ginger Man"

by Patrick W. Shaw in Studies in Contemporary Satire 1, 1975

"Two Irish-American Novelists: JP Donleavy and Jimmy Breslin"

by Grace Eckley, Illinois School Journal, 55, 1975
Literary Disruptions: The Making of a Post-Contemporary American Fiction

Jerome Klinkowitz, ed. - University of Illinois Press, 1975 - ISBN 0252005147

JPD included.
A 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.
Anglo-Irish Literature: A Review of Research

Richard J. Finneran, ed. - Modern Language Association of America, Jan., 1976 - ISBN 0873522532

JPD included.
"Tears and Laughter: The Tragic Comic Novels of JP Donleavy"

by John Johnson, Michigan Academician, 9, Summer, 1976
"The 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
The Secret Record: Modern Erotic Literature

by Michael Perkins - Morrow, 1976 - ISBN 06880311218

JPD and The Ginger Man included.
Authors in the News

Barbara Nykoruk, ed. - Gale Research Co., 1976 - ISBN 0810300435

JPD included.
Shifting World: Social Change and Nostalgia in the American Novel

By David C. Stineback - Bucknell University Press, 1976 - ISBN 0838716865

Includes JPD.
"Etiquette for a Ginger Man: A Critical Assessment of Donleavy's
Unexpurgated Code

by Charles G. Masinton, Midwest Quarterly, January 18, 1977
Studies in Interpretation

Esther M. Doyle, Virginia Hastings Floyd, eds. - Editions Rodopi - January, 1977 - ISBN 906203070X

Includes JPD.

by Desmond Clarke - Batsford Academic & Educational, Ltd., 1977 - ISBN 071340146X

Includes JPD.
Twentieth-Century Poetry, Fiction, Theory

Harry Raphael, John D. Kirkland, eds. - Bucknell University Press, 1977 - ISBN 0838719341

Includes JPD and The Ginger Man.
Critical Encounters: Views and Reviews 1953 - 1977

by Nona Balakian - Bobbs-Merrill, 1978

Includes JPD.
On Moral Fiction

by John Gardner - Basic Books, 1978

Includes JPD.
The Secret of Humor

by Leonard Feinberg - Rodopi, 1978 - ISBN 9062033709

JPD included.
"Irishmen 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
Contemporary 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.
The 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 included.
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"Between 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

"J.P. Donleavy: The Exitential Horror of Death"
Counter Currrents: an introduction to current fiction

by Lawrence R. Broer | Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co. | 1973

"Quests Surd and Absurd: Essays in American Literature"

By James E. Miller | Chicago Publishing, 1967

Includes JPD.
Who's Who in Whatland

by L. Th. Lehmann | Vooromslag van Een voor Hennes Publisher, 1962

Includes JPD.
Manners of Survival: A Study of J.P. Donleavy

By Turner Graeme | University of East Anglia Press, Norwich, UK, 1976
The Picaresque Novel

By Stuart Miller | Case Western Reserve University Press, December, 1967

Includes JPD.
The Picaresque (Critical Idiom)

By Harry Sieber | Methuen Young Books, January 13, 1977

JPD included.