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Secondary Sources:

Periodical and Newspaper Articles

That Focus on

Purdy's Life and Work



Austen, Roger.  "But for Fate and Ban: Homosexual Villains and Victims in the Military."  College English 36(Nov. 1974): 352-359.

Baldanza, Frank.  "James Purdy on the Corruption of Innocents."  Contemporary Literature  15(Summer 1974):  315-330.

---.  "James Purdy's Half-Orphans." Centennial Review 18(Summer 1974): 255-272.

---.  "Northern Gothic."  Southern Review  10(July 1974):  566-582.

---.  "The Paradoxes of Patronage in Purdy."  American Literature  46(Nov. 1974):  347-356.

---.  "Playing House for Keeps with James Purdy."  Contemporary Literature  11(Autumn 1970):  488-510.

Bolling, Douglass.  "The World Upstaged in James Purdy's I Am Elijah Thrush."  University of Dayton Review  10(Summer 1974): 75-83.

Brantlinger, Patrick.  "Missing Corpses: The Deconstructive Mysteries of James Purdy and Franz Kafka."  Novel: A Forum on Fiction  20(Fall 1986):  24-40.

Bryson, Norman.  "Orgy, hors-je, hors-jeu: A Note on the Work of James Purdy."  Granta: New American Writing  Autumn 1979:  77-85.

Burris, Shirley W.  "The Emergency in Purdy's 'Daddy Wolf.'"  Renacsence  20(Winter 1968):  94-98, 103.

Denniston, Constance.  "The American Romance-Parody: A Study of Purdy's Malcom and Heller's Catch-22."  Emporia Research Studies  14(Dec. 1965): 42-59, 63-64.

Fick, Thomas H.  "Reading a Dummy: James Purdy's 'Plan Now to Attend.'"  Studies in Short Fiction  25(Winter 1988):  13-19.

French, Warren.  "James Purdy, Will Moses: Against the Wilderness."  Kansas Quarterly  14(Spring 1982):  81-92.

---.  "The Quaking World of James Purdy."  Scope 1(Spring 1961):  45-47.

French, Warren, and Marc Rosenberg.  "The Beast That Devours Its Young."  CCC: College Composition and Communication  13(May 1962):  4-8.

Gavron, Donald J.  "Off the Strip: James Purdy and His Work."  Art: Mag  11(Spring/Summer 1989):  1-2.

Grinnell, James W.  "'Who's Afraid of Daddy Wolf?'" Journal of Popular Culture  3(Spring 1990):  750-752.

Herr, Paul.  "The Small, Sad World of James Purdy."  Chicago Review  14(Autumn/Winter 1960):  19-25.

Krummel, Regina Pomeranz.  "Two Quests in Two Societies."  English Record  17(Apr. 1967):  28-32.

Lorch, Thomas M.  "Purdy's Malcolm: A Unique Vision of Radical Emptiness."  Wisconsin Studies in Contemporary Literature  6(Summer 1965):  204-213.

Maloff, Saul.  "James Purdy's Fictions: The Quality of Despair."  Critique  6(Spring 1963):  106-112.

Miller, Paul W.  "James Purdy's Early Years in Ohio and His Early Short Stories."  Midamerica: The Yearbook of the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature  11(1984):  108-116.

---.  "James Purdy's Fiction as Shaped by the American Midwest: The Chicago Novels."  Costerus: New Series  66(1988):  149-161.

---.  "The Limits of Realism in James Purdy's First Ohio Novel The Nephew."  Midamerica: The Yearbook of the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature  12(1985):  83-96.

Pease, Donald.  "False Starts and Wounded Allegories in the Abandoned House of Fiction of James Purdy."  Twentieth Century Literature  28(Fall 1982):  335-349.

Peden, Donald.  "Out of Contrasts: Two Fictional Worlds."  Virginia Quarterly Review  39(Spring 1963):  346-348.

Pomeranz, Regina.  "The Hell of Not Loving: Purdy's Modern Tragedy."  Renascence  16(Spring 1964):  149-153.

Renner, Stanley.  "'Why Can't They Tell You Why?': A Clarifying Echo of The Turn of the Screw."  Studies in American Fiction  14(Autumn 1986):  205-213.

Schott, Webster.  "James Purdy: American Dreams."  Nation  23 Mar. 1964:  300-302.

Schwarzschild, Bettina.  "Aunt Alma: James Purdy's The Nephew."  University of Windsor Review  3(Fall 1967):  80-87.

---.  "Fenton Ridleway: 63: Dream Palace."  december 8(1966): 178-182.

---.  "The Forsaken: An Interpretive Essay on James Purdy's Malcolm."  Texas Quarterly 10(Spring 1967):  170-177.

Skerrett, Joseph T., Jr.  "James Purdy and the Works of Love and Tragedy in Five Novels."  Twentieth Century Literature  15(Apr. 1969): 25-33.

---.  "James Purdy and the Black Mask of Humanity."  Melus  6(Summer 1979): 79-89.

Stetler, Charles.  "Purdy's Malcolm: Allegory of No Man."  Critique: Studies in Modern Fiction  14, 3(1973): 91-99.

Tanner, Tony.  "Birdsong: I Am Elijah Thrush."  Partisan Review  39(Fall 1972):  609-614.



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