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.

"JP Donleavy and John Irving - an Exchange"

The Paris Review, #106, Spring, 1988 (available from PR as a back-issue)

Irving says Donleavy snubbed Cheever; Donleavy denies it in some letters to the editor.

"The Bawdy Electric - JP Donleavy Keeps It Up"
(Special thanks to Sally Eckhoff for providing her excellent article/interview)

Voice Literary Supplement, October, 1988

Sally Eckhoff covers key elements of most of Donleavy's major works up to the time of the article's publication.

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"That singular saucy sagacity"

The Weekend Australian, March 17-18, 1990

A fine piece by journalist Murray Waldren, which came out at the time of the Australian publication of A Singular Country.

Read the article.

"Adventures With JP Donleavy or How I Lost My Job and Made My Way to Greater Glory"

The Paris Review, #116, Fall, 1990 (available from PR as a back-issue)

Article-memoir by publisher Seymour Lawrence on becoming Donleavy's publisher. Lawrence also championed Kurt Vonnegut, Richard Brautigan, Thomas Berger and William Saroyan.

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"A Singular Day with J.P. Donleavy"

USA Today, July 17, 1990

Excellent article by William Dunn.

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"Revisiting JP Donleavy's Classic: Behind the Scenes with the Ginger Man"

Newsday,  March 17, 1994

JPD article/interview by Paul D. Colford.

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(Title and byline being researched)

Albany Times-Union, NY, May, 1994

Article describing JPD's surprise visit to a pub once named 'The Ginger Man, then called Mahar's Public Bar where the author gave a well-received reading and praised the beer.

"An Author and a Gumshoe"

Newsday, April 17, 1994

JPD article by Dennis Duggan telling of Donleavy's friendship with noted New York detective, Lt. Richard Gallagher.

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"At His Irish Georgian Mansion, JP Donleavy - 'Ginger Man' Tells Why He Is Compulsively Reclusive"

Hello, Aug., 1994

JPD article/interview with many quotes and a great photo spread.

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L'uomo Vogue,  Feb., 1997

Article on Donleavy in Italian Vogue.

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"ON WHY DO I WRITE"
..."also there is the satisfaction that the written word could willy nilly penetrate and annoy people in the privacy of their own homes."

- J.P. Donleavy

"The Ginger Man, New Theatre, Dublin"

Guardian Unlimited, July 28, 1999.

Article/review about the triumphant return of The Ginger Man to the Dublin Stage by Mic Moroney. Very pro-Donleavy and Dublin Theatre Company.

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"William Donaldson's Week: Always Getting into Trouble"

Independent,  May, 28, 1994

In-depth article with lots of anecdotes, including a hilarious account of WD and JPD and a matter of tickets for the play Fairy Tales of New York.

"Anatomy of an Obsession"

American Theatre, December, 1985.

Charles Towers (director of The Virginia Stage Company's US premiere production of The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B) writes about the trials and triumphs of the production. With quotes from JPD. Special thanks to Charles Towers for sharing this article.

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"Great Literary Characters: No. 7 - The Ginger Man"

English GQ, 1997.

Article by Jon Wilde on The Ginger Man.

"In the Flesh: the Case for Festivals (Cheltenham Literary Festival, England)"

The Economist (US), October, 1993

JPD mentioned in this article. No byline given.

"The Future of the Language"

Harper's | Readings, January, 1985

JPD part of an article by writer Anthony Burgess.

"JP Donleavy: Captivated by Ginger: A Non-Interview"

From the book, Riding the Yellow Trolley Car by William Kennedy - Penguin, UK -
May 1, 1994 - 512 pages - ISBN 9780140159929

Kennedy's recounting of a reading and lecture by JPD and how he was taken by the author. An attempt to get an interview didn't get him into the dressing room, but he wrote with great praise about the event nonetheless.

"The Lady Who Liked Clean Rest Rooms"

New York Times, Books, July 13, 1997.

Article/review by Nina Sonenberg. Very favorable.

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"The Writer's Reader"

Harper's, Feb., 1990.

JPD included in an article along with John Updike, Agatha Christie, Charles Dickens and others.

"The History of The Ginger Man"

Kirkus Reviews,  Feb. 1, 1994

Article/interview (no byline given).

"Tales of Lust and Lawsuits"

The Washington Post,  June 9, 1996.

Article on the book Venus Bound: The Erotic Voyages of the Olympia Press by John de St Jorre, which has a chapter on JPD and his legal battle with the publisher.

"On Inspiration"

The Paris Review, #107, Summer, 1988 (available from PR as a back-issue)

JPD included in an article on how writers get their inspiration.

"Books in Brief"

The Dallas Morning News, March 21, 1999.

by Lee Milazzo. Good article/review - Wrong Information is Being Given Out at Princeton.

"Wrong Information Is Being Given Out at Princeton"

Times Literary Supplement, 1998. Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain

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The Sun, issue 262, 1997.

JPD content being researched.

"Ginger Rail: J.P. Donleavy's novel history proves why The Ginger Man's Sebastian Dangerfield is still a classic - but was never a saint"

GQ, April 1994

Article/review - The History of The Ginger Man by Thomas Mallon

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"Books From Snare to Snare Fiction"

The Sunday Telegraph, March 15, 1998.

Article/review - Wrong Information is Being Given Out at Princeton
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Read the article/review.

"Books: Coming to Terms With the Innermost Self - Nicholas Mosley Identifies the Connections and Contrasts Between Two Novelists as Vulnerable and Imposing as Lear"

The Daily Telegraph, Aug. 23, 1997.

Article/reviews - An Author and His Image by JPD and The Merry Heart: Reflection on Reading, Writing and the World of Books by Robertson Davies.

"A Soulful Struggle with Loss, Loneliness - The Lady Who Liked Clean Restrooms: The Chronicle of One of the Strangest Stories Ever to be Rumoured About Around New York City"

The Los Angeles Times, June 27, 1997.

Article/review by Susan Salter Reynolds.

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"Big House"

North Leinster: Buildings of Ireland, Christine Casey, Alister Rowan eds. - Penguin, London, Sept. 30, 1993 - ISBN 014071085X

JPD and his estate, Levington Park, included.

"Making the Most of Dublin"

The New York Times, July 16, 1989.

JPD and The Ginger Man included.

"A Singular Country"

The New York Times, Dec. 2, 1990

by Colin Thubron. Article/Review - A Singular Country.

"OH! - lympia Press"

Suite 101, March 9, 1999.

Article by Rick Russell on the Paris Olympia Press. Includes JPD and The Ginger Man.

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"Guys and Dolls"

The Washington Post, Nov. 20, 1998.

Article/review - Wrong Information is Being Given Out at Princeton

"Understanding The Fighter in J.P. Donleavy"

Chicago Sun Times,  March 20, 1994

Article by William Thompson.

"Portrait of the Artist as a Young Roisterer"

Chicago Sun Times, Nov. 9, 1986.

by Connie Fletcher. Article/review - J.P. Donleavy's Ireland...

"Vendors & Products (1999 Film Market)"

Variety, Feb. 22, 1999.

by Carol Swanson, Lee Simkins. Article on an attempted film production of The Ginger Man.

"Martin Clunes, Britain's Number One Lad"

The Independent - London,  Aug. 3, 1996.

Article/interview by John Walsh.

In the interview, Clunes talks of having just spent the weekend at Levington Park, trying to arrange for the rights to produce The Onion Eaters on the BBC. Researching whether or not this actually aired.

Conversations With Saul Bellow

Gloria Gronin, Ben Siegel eds. - University Press of Mississippi, 1994 - ISBN 13: 9780878057184 - 288 pages

JPD and The Ginger Man included.

"A Lyrical View of the Emerald Isle"

by Bruce McCabe, The Boston Globe, Nov. 18, 1992

Article announcing a broadcast of JPD's film with an alternate title "In All Her Sins and Graces: J.P. Donleavy's Ireland," aired on The Learning Channel 9 p.m. November 18, 1992.

"J.P. Donleavy"

AB Bookman's Weekly, May 16, 1994

Brief article, also a favorable review of The History of The Ginger Man. Special thanks to Bill Dunn for adding this to the site.

The Big One, the Black One and the Other One: My Life in Showbiz

by William Donaldson - Michael O'Mara Books - Oct. 23, 1992 - ISBN 1854791474

Autobiography by impresario who produced several JPD plays and otherwise involved in business and friendship with our man Donleavy.

"The Destinies of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman"

British Book News, (month?), 1993

Article/review.

"Donleavy & Kotzwinkle, Frontish & Back for Spring"

Publishers Weekly, Dec. 13, 1993

Article by W. Smith.

"Rogue's Brogue"

Harper's Bazaar , May, 1990

Article by Kent Black about J.P. Donleavy's Ireland.

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"Spice of Life" The Sunday Times, Cinema section, August 15, 1993

Article by John Burns dealing mostly with a film project of The Ginger Man .
(Special thanks to Gareth Griffiths for sending this clipping)

60 Minutes: Minute by Minute

by Don Hewitt - Random House, 1985

The show's creator and then executive producer, Don Hewitt, recounts much of the program's history, including a segment on Irish tax exemptions for professionals in the arts which featured an interview with JPD.

"Opening night smiles for Donleavy"

The Irish Times, July 17, 1999.

Article by Edward Power on the triumphant return to the Dublin stage of The Ginger Man.

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"The Road From Smut to Classic: J.P. Donleavy Returns With a Ginger Man Guidebook"

ARTS, The Irish Voice,  March 29, 1994

JPD article/interview by Colin Lacey.

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"Adventures in the Making of The Ginger Man"

Gannett News Service,  March 14, 1994

JPD article/review - The History of The Ginger Man by Bill Dunn.

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"Writer in his haven"

Publishers Weekly, January 23, 1981

Article by R.H. Brown.

"The man who loved women"

Irish Independent, Aug. 1, 1999.

Article by Patricia Deevy.

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The Observer, November 4, 1990

Researching content.

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The Observer, Nov. 8, 1987.

Researching content.

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The Observer, July 6, 1986.

Researching content.

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The Observer, October 28, 1984.

Researching content.

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Chicago Tribune, May 19, 1985.

Researching content.

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The Antioch Review, Winter, 1980.

Researching content.

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Commonweal, September 14, 1990 | Researching content.

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The Detroit News June 9, 1985.

Researching content.

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The Detroit News, Oct. 2, 1983.

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Publishers Weekly, Oct. 31, 1986.

Researching content.

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New Statesman, March 28, 1980.

Researching content.

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New Statesman, Oct. 14, 1983.

Researching content.

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The Los Angeles Times, Oct. 28, 1983.

Researching content.

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The Listener, Dec. 13, 1984.

Researching content.

"The History of The Ginger Man"

Los Angeles Times Book Review, May 1, 1994.

Article/review.

"The History of The Ginger Man"

Playboy, May, 1994.

Article/review.

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The Listener, November 1, 1990

Researching content.

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The Listener, November 2, 1989. Researching content.

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The Times [London] Literary Supplement, June 24, 1991.

Researching content.

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The Times [London] Literary Supplement, June 24, 1994.

Researching content.

"The Ginger Man's Genesis"

Tribune Books, June 5, 1994.

by Thomas McGonigle. Article on The History of The Ginger Man.

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New York Times Book Review, March 4, 1990

Researching content.

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The New Yorker July 16, 1990.

Researching content.

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The Los Angeles Times Book Review, Nov.13, 1988.

Researching content.

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The New York Times Book Review, Nov.13, 1988.

Researching content.

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The New York Times, Oct.12, 1988.

Researching content.

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Globe and Mail (Toronto), Oct. 13, 1984.

Researching content.

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Globe and Mail (Toronto), Jan. 17, 1987.

Researching content.

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Globe and Mail (Toronto), April 18, 1987.

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The Listener, Oct. 29, 1987.

Researching content.

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The Spectator, Nov.28, 1987.

Researching content.

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The Times (London), Oct. 29, 1987.

Researching content.

"J.P. Donleavy's Ireland"

Tribune Books, Jan. 25, 1987.

Review.

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Times (London) Literary Supplement, Dec. 19, 1986. Researching content.

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Virginia Quarterly Review, Spring, 1987.

Researching content.

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Los Angeles Times Book Review, Nov. 16, 1986.

Researching content.

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The Spectator, July 6, 1986.

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Los Angeles Times, May 5, 1985.

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The New York Times, April 17, 1987.

Researching content.

"J.P. Donleavy in the clover"

The Washing Post, Feb. 24, 1985.

In-depth article on JPD by David Remnick.

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New York Times Review of Books, February 28, 1985.

Researching content.

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Times Literary Supplement, Nov. 16, 1984.

Researching content.

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World Literature Today, October 28, 1984.

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The Spectator, Dec. 8, 1984.

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The New York Times Book Review, Oct. 30, 1983.

Researching content.

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The New York Times Book Review, Oct. 11, 1983.

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Times Literary Supplement, Nov. 16, 1984.

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Times Literary Supplement, April 4, 1980.

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America, May 10, 1980.

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The New York Times Book Review, Oct. 26, 1980.

Researching content.

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The Spectator, April 12, 1980.

Researching content.

Walking in the Shade

1949 - 1962 Autobiography by Doris Lessing
- Harper Collins,.1998 - ISBN 0060929561

JPD included in memoirs.

"Donleavy gives his recipe for `Ginger Man'"

The Boston Globe,  March 17, 1994

JPD article/interview by William A. Davis, Globe Staff.

Conversations with Joseph Heller

By Joseph Heller, Adam J. Sorkin, University Press of Mississippi, 1993
ISBN 0878056351

JPD included.

"Who would wish to be wife to the Ginger Man?"

The Independent (London),  May 6, 1995.

Article by Patrick Cooney and interview with Gainor Stephen Crist's widow, Pamela O' Malley de Crist, Gainor Crist being being believed by many to be the model for Sebastain Dangerfied in The Ginger Man.

"JP Donleavy chills out with a Texas blonde"

Punch,  Oct., 12, 1996.

Article by Brighid McLaughlin.

"Yankee Doodle Dandy: Alison Beckett on J.P. Donleavy's Bestiary"

Punch Magazine 1989 vol. 296

"Ginger Man Wins Spricy Revenge"

New York Magazine, April 23, 1989.

Article on JPD's acquisition of Olympia Press, Paris

"Irish novelist JP Donleavy offers a demonstration of De Alfoce Tennis"

by Ken McCoogan | CanWest News, Ontario, Canada - February 4, 1988.

Excellent article on JPD and the sport he invented

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"Donleavy's Ireland: An irireverent tribute Tourist finds himself happily fleeced in the biggest clipjoint in W. Europe"

by Lew Gloin | The Toronto Star December 7, 1986

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Speak Up | May 1988

Unusual combo package of printed magazine and audio cassette. Details being researched.

"Publishing Blues: The History of The Ginger Man - the rags to to riches story of the making of a masterpiece by the man who wrote it and fought for its life"

by Colm Toibin

Los Angeles Times, May 1, 1994.

Article and brief bio.

"J.P. Donleavy's Ireland And China Through Western Eyes"

Chicago Tribune , Jan. 28, 1987.

by J.D. Brown

Favorable article re: J.P. Donleavy's Ireland In All of Her Sins and Some of Her Graces.

"Donleavy's Irish Disposition"

The Guardian, September 30, 1981

Article by Stanley Reynolds

"Donleavy's medicine: herbs boiled in Guinness"

Observer, September 20, 1981

"Reads"

New York Magazine, June 27 - July 4, 1988.

JPD and The Ginger Man included in suggested "Reads" for summer.