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Curley, Thomas F.  "The Quarrel with Time in American Fiction."  American Scholar  29(Autumn 1960).

Davis, Douglas M.  "The New Mood: An Obsession with the Absurd."  National Observer  15 Feb. 1965: 22.

Galloway, David D.  "Clown and Saint: The Hero in Current American Fiction."  Critique: Studies in Modern Fiction  7(Spring/Summer 1965):  46-65.

Hassan, Ihab.  "The Dismemberment of Orpheus: Reflections on Modern Culture, Language, and Literature."  American Scholar  32(Summer 1963):  463-484.

---.  "Laughter in the Dark: The New Voice in American Fiction."  American Scholar  33(Autumn 1964):  636-640.

---.  "The Novels of Outrage: A Minority Voice in Postwar American Fiction."  American Scholar  34(Spring 1965):  239-253.

Knickerbocker, Conrad.  "Humor with a Moral Sting."  New York Times Book Review  27 Sep. 1964: 3, 60-61.

Kostelanetz, Richard.  "Notes on the American Short Story Today."  Minnesota Review  5, 3-4(1965):  214-221.

---.  "The Point Is That Life Doesn't Have Any Point."  New York Times Book Review  6 June 1965:  3, 28, 30.

---.  "The New American Fiction."  Ramparts  3(Jan./Feb. 1965): 57-60, 62.

Levine, Paul.  "The Intemperate Zone: The Climate of Contemporary American Fiction."  Massachusetts Review  8(Summer 1967):  505-523.

Lewis, R.W.B.  "American Letters: A Projection."  Yale Review  51(Autumn 1961):  211-226.

McNamara, Eugene.  "The Absurd Style in Contemporary American Literature."  Humanities Association Review  19(Spring 1968):  44-49.

---.  "The Post Modern American Novel."  Queen's Quarterly  69(Summer 1962):  265-275.

Moore, Harry T.  "The Present-Day American Novel."  Essays by Diverse Hands: Being the Transaction of the Royal Society of Literature: New Series 31(1962):  123-142.

Newman, Charles.  "Beyond Omniscience: Notes toward a Future for the Novel."  TriQuarterly  10(Fall 1967):  37-52.

Numasawa, Koji.  "Black Humor: An American Aspect."  Studies in English Literature  44(1968): 177-193.

Ryan, Marjorie.  "Four Contemporary Satires and the Problem of Norms."  Satire Newsletter  6(Spring 1969):  40-46.

Skerrett, Joseph T., Jr.  "Dostoievsky, Nathanael West, and Some Contemporary American Fiction."  University of Dayton Review  4(Winter 1967):  23-35.

Spiegel, Alan.  "A Theory of the Grotesque in Southern Fiction."  Georgia Review  26(Winter 1972):  426-437.

Tanner, Tony.  "My Life in American Literature."  TriQuarterly  30(1974):  83-108.

---.  "Sex and Identity in Cabot Wright Begins."  Twentieth Century Studies  2(Nov. 1969):  89-102.

Wilkinson, Jane.  "James Purdy's Short Stories."  Studi Americani 23/24(1977/1978):  345-364.



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