On Name-Dropping...

"This is essential to do in order to let others know whom they might get to know if they get to know you. In order to warm up, bring out the minor names first, slowly increasing their importance till your adversary quakes with the sound of the majors."

- J.P. Donleavy from The Unexpurgated Code
List includes online reprints of articles originally appearing in print. Included are periodicals and books with pieces on JPD which do not fall into the academic category.

"The Ginger Man"

The Listener, Jan. 24, 1957.

Article/review of the Spearman edition.

"The Fool-Rogue"

The Nation , May 24, 1958

Article and review by Vivian Mercier -The Ginger Man.

"New Names on the Dust Jackets"

The New York Times, June 15, 1958

Article on new writers on the scene by Norman Podhoretz. Very favorable
to JPD.

"Dorothy Parker on Books" - Four rousing cheers

Esquire, July, 1958

An absolute rave review of The Ginger Man with brief biographical background.

Read the article/review

"Title?"

Commonweal, Aug. 15, 1958.

Details being researched.

"The Ginger Man"

National Review , (month?), 1958

Big surprise - a negative review/article by William F. Buckley

"Title?"

The New Yorker, Oct. 25, 1958.

Article by Malcom Cowley includes JPD.

"Novelists preoccupied with sex"

Horizon, March, 1959

Article by Malcom Cowley includes JPD.

"For the Singing Birds"

Time, Monday, April 20, 1959

JPD mentioned in an article-review of the book Cadenza by Ralph Cusack. Donleavy reviewed the book himself in Saturday Review, April 16, 1959 (see JPD - Periodicals).

"The Ginger Man"

Encore Magazine: The Voice of Vital Theatre, No. 22, Nov.-Dec., 1959

Article/review by Edna O' Brian.

"J.P. Donleavy "

New Left Review, (month?), 1960

by Gísli Gunnarsson.

"The Un-Angry"

Time, Feb. 3, 1961

Article and review -Fairy Tales of New York (London premiere).

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"Where Is The Ginger Man?"

New Left Review, March-April 1961

Article by Norm Fruchter.

Read the article.

Odo Voci

by Paul Ableman | Feltrinelli, Italy 1961

Section on Olympia Press, Paris includes JPD. In Italian.

"Fairy Tales of New York"

Plays and Players, March, 1961

Article/review - The Comedy Theatre production with Barry Foster and Susan Hampshire.

"Dateline: London"

Theatre, March, 1962

Donleavy's play The Ginger Man mentioned along with other plays then on London stages. Article by Neil Stevens.

"Hero of Our Times?"

The Observer Weekend Review, June 23, 1963

Review/article by Philip Toynbee about the first unexpurgated, mass-market UK publication of The Ginger Man by Corgi Books.

"Different Ginger "

Newsweek, November 11, 1963

Article/review - A Singular Man. No byline given.

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"Donleavy Proves His Lunatic Humor is Original"

National Observer, November 11, 1963

Article/review by Hunter S. Thompson. From the piece..."Reading Mr. Donleavy is no longer like being dragged into a beer-brawl in some violent Irish pub - but more like sitting down to an evening of good whisky and mad laughter in a rare conversation somewhere on the edge of reality."

"All Over the Blooming Place"

Time, Nov. 22, 1963

Article/review - A Singular Man (novel) No byline given.

Read the article/review.

"Plenty of Room at the Tomb"

Saturday Review , Nov. 23, 1963

Article and review of the JPD novel A Singular Man by Granville Hicks.

"Best Reading"

Time, Nov. 29, 1963

A Singular Man in top 10 of Time magazine's "Best Reading" list.

"Cosmic Comics "

New York Review of Books, Vol. 1, No. 7 - Nov. 22, 1963

Article/review by R.W. Flint of three books. A Singular Man by JPD; The Maniac Responsible by Robert Gover; Visions of Gerard by Jack Kerouac.

"Best Reading"

Time, Dec. 6, 1963

A Singular Man in top 10 of Time magazine's "Best Reading" list.

"Best Reading"

Time, Dec. 13, 1963

A Singular Man in top 10 of Time magazine's "Best Reading" list.

"What Happened?"

The Nation, Dec. 14, 1963

Article/review - the novel A Singular Man by Nelson Algren.

"A Singular Man"

The New Republic, Dec. 14, 1963

Article/review - the novel A Singular Man by Hilary Corke.

"Best Reading"

Time, Dec. 20, 1963

A Singular Man in top 10 of Time magazine's "Best Reading" list.

"The Ginger Man"

The Nation (Theatre section), Dec. 21, 1963

Review/article by Harold Clurman -The Ginger Man at the Ashcroft and Royal Court Theatres, starring Nicol Williamson as Sebastian Dangerfield. See Ginger Man Plays for more on this production.

"Best Reading"

Time, Dec. 27, 1963

A Singular Man in top 10 of Time magazine's "Best Reading" list.

"Off-Broadway, By Halves"

Time, Jan. 3, 1964

Review/article -The Ginger Man play at the Ashcroft and Royal Court Theatres, starring Nicol Williamson as Sebastian Dangerfield.

"The Ginger Man"

Plays and Players, Jan., 1964

Mixed review of The Ginger Man at the Ashcroft and Royal Court Theatres, starring Nicol Williamson as Sebastian Dangerfield. See Ginger Man Plays for more on this production.

"Title?"

New Statesman , April 17, 1964
Details being researched.

"Books - Conversation"

The New Yorker, May 16, 1964

Article/review - A Singular Man by Renata Adler

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"Meet My Maker the Mad Molecule"

Life, October, 1964

Article/review - JPD's collection of short fiction.

"Title?"

LIFE, November 8, 1964

Article on contemporary authors and playwrights. JPD joined by James Baldwin, Joseph Heller, JD Salinger, Edward Albee, Tennessee Williams, Eugene Ionesco, Terry Southern, Camus, Saul Bellow and others.

"Books: Meet My Maker the Mad Molecule"

The New Yorker, November 14, 1964

Article/review

"The Black Humorists"

Time, Feb.12, 1965

JPD included in an article about black humor authors.

"Title?"

Queen, April 7, 1965

Details being researched.

"The Mad Molecule"

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, January, 1965

Short story article/review by Ron Goulart.

"S for 'Singular'"

Time, March 18, 1966

Article/review -The Saddest Summer of Samuel S (No byline given).

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.

"Sam's Song "

Newsweek, March 21, 1966

Article/review - The Saddest Summer of Samuel S (No byline given).

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"Best Reading"

Time, April 1, 1966

The Saddest Summer of Samuel S in top 10 of Time magazine's "Best Reading" list.

"Best Reading"

Time, April 8, 1966

The Saddest Summer of Samuel S in top 10 of Time magazine's "Best Reading" list.

"Best Reading"

Time, April 15, 1966

The Saddest Summer of Samuel S in top 10 of Time magazine's "Best Reading" list.

"Title?"

The Yale Review, October, 1966

Details being researched.

"The Unconquering Hero Comes'"

The New Yorker, Oct. 15, 1966

Article/review -The Saddest Summer of Samuel S.

"Title?"

Commonweal, Dec.2, 1966

Details being researched.

"Return of the Rogue"

Newsweek, November 18, 1968

Article/review -The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B by Howard Junker.

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"Of Life and Laughter, Death and Loneliness"

Saturday Review , Nov. 23, 1968

Article/review - The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B by Robert Scholes.

"Seduced and Abandoned"

Time, December 6, 1968

Article/review -The Onion Eaters by Renata Adler.

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"Best Reading"

Time, Dec. 20, 1968

The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B in top 10 of Time magazine's "Best Reading" list.

"Title?"

Village Voice, Dec. 26, 1968

Details being researched.

"Best Reading"

Time, Dec. 27, 1968

The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B in top 10 of Time magazine's "Best Reading" list.

"Title?"

Atlantic Monthly, December, 1968

Details being researched.

"Best Reading"

Time, Jan. 3, 1969

The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B in top 10 of Time magazine's "Best Reading" list.

"Best Reading"

Time, Jan. 10, 1969

The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B in top 10 of Time magazine's "Best Reading" list.

"Best Sellers "

Time, Jan. 17, 1969

The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B in top 10 of Time magazine's fiction best sellers list.

"Joey and Sebastian Grown Up"

The Nation, Jan. 20, 1969

Reviews/article by Shaun O'Connell of JPD's The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B and And Other Stories by John O'Hara.

"Best Sellers "

Time, Jan. 24, 1969

The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B in top 10 of Time magazine's fiction best sellers list.

"Best Sellers "

Time, Feb. 7, 1969

The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B in top 10 of Time magazine's fiction best sellers list.

"Best Sellers "

Time, Feb. 14, 1969

The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B in top 10 of Time magazine's fiction best sellers list.

"Title?"

Times Literary Supplement, Feb. 7, 1969

Details being researched.

"Old and The New"

New Republic, March 1, 1969

by H. Kaye. Details being researched.

"Title?"

Commonweal, March 7, 1969

Details being researched.

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"The Nuts That Bolt"

The Reporter, 1964 | Donald A Allan.

Article/review - A Singular Man

"JP Donleavy "

Books and Bookmen, May 16, 1964
UK magazine.
Cover photo by Zoe Camyns.

"Title?"

Queen, April, 1964

Details being sought.

"JP Donleavy fighting as publishers, plagarists, and moralists close in on him murderously"

Nova, April, 1969 | by Peter Martin

Article on JPD's obsticles in the writing business.

"The Novelist JP Donleavy Talks to Joan Bakewell"

The Listener , March 13, 1969

Article-Interview.

"The Splendid Stylish Botching of Mr. B"

Life, November 22, 1966

by John Leonard
Article/review - The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B

"JP Donleavy's Happy Summer"

Manchester Guardian, May 12, 1967

Details being researched.