Collecting John Irving

A Selective and Excessive Bibliography - A Work in Progress
by Gary Norris
Literary Biographies:


John Irving - by Gabriel Miller.& Frederick Ungar Pub. Co. 1982
John Irving - by Carol Harter and James Thompson.Ohio University - Twayne Publishers/GK Hall, Boston 1986 ISBN 0 8057 7462 $19.95
Understanding John Irving - by Edward C. Reilly. University of South Carolina Press 1992 paperback
John Irving: A Critical Companion - by Josie Campbell. Greenwood Publishing Group, 1998 ISBN#0313302227
Mt. Holyoke College [South Hadley, MA] commencement speech from 1980.  Thirty-one pages written by John Irving-- originally sent by Peter Matson, JI's agent, to an un-named studio executive.  Includes author's proof marks.  Offered for sale through e-Bay auctions on the internet in January, 2000.
Videos:

Storytellers - The PEN Celebration, produced and directed by Joshua Hanig, Los Angeles, CA, Direct Cinema Limited, 1987.  58 min. Features: Glenn Close, Woody Allen, John Irving, Arthur Miller, Kurt Vonnegut, John Updike, and others.
Writer's Workshop - John Irving. PBS video WRWO-107-WF94 $170.00  (30 min.)
Articles and Short stories written by John Irving:
Essay - ";Women in a Changing World" from symposium in Japan, October 23-25, 1985. Asahi News Service, Japan [online]*
Antaeus - Winter 1976 with "Pension Grillparzer"
Antaeus - Autumm 1977, Antaeus 27, with "Neglected Books of the Twentieth Century"
Boston Review - Spring/Summer 1968 with "Weary Kingdom" p 8
The College Hill - "Notes About Garp" by John Irving, 1996-1997, from www. campuspress.com
Esquire - March 1973 with "Lost in New York" p II 6
Esquire - April 1973 with "Gorgeous Dan" p 106
Esquire - November 1973 with "Almost in Iowa" p 144
Esquire - September 1975 with "
Teachers: These Are Your Students" p68
Esquire - June 1977 with "
Dog in the Alley, Child in the Sky" p 109
Esquire - March 27, 1979 "
Life After Graduation According to Garp"
Fiction Vol. 6 No. 2, 1980 with "Interior Space"
The Financial Post - May 28, 1994 with "Writer's Tribute To His Wrestling Coach"
The Financial Post - December 9 , 1995 with "Robertson Davies: A Remembrance"
Gallery - [1975-1976?] Garp
The Globe and Mail - The Universal Donor [1997]
The Guardian - March 16, 1996 with "Wrestling With Words"
The Independent - October 15, 1992 with "Obituary: Froelich Rainey"
Los Angeles Times - September 2, 1990 with "Vonnegut In Prison and Awaiting Trial; Hocus Pocus by Kurt Vonnegut"
Maclean's - June 25, 1990 with "From Under Two Hats" p 84
Maclean's - December 18, 1995 with "The Magic Touch Of A Reversed Storyteller"
New Republic - September 22, 1979 with "Kurt Vonnegut and His Critics" p 41
New Republic - March 1, 1993 with "Vigilante" p 4
New Yorker - January 30, 1989 with "The Foul Ball" p 28
New Yorker - August 1, 1994 with "The Courier" pp 60-69
New Yorker - December 11, 1995 with "Personal History - Slipped Away" p 70 "The author remembers his first love"
New Yorker - December 25, 1995 with "Fox Here..." p 47
New York Times [Book Review] - March 18, 1979, with a Dan Gable/Iowa University wrestling team article, Section 5, p 6
New York Times [Book Review] - June 10, 1979 with a review of  "The Living End" by Stanley Elkin, Section 7, p 7
New York Times Book Review - July 15, 1979 with "Works in Progress" Sec I p 14
New York Times [Book Review] - August 12, 1979 with a review of "Memories of My Father", Section 7, p 1
New York Times Book Review - November 25, 1979 with "
In New Defense of Sentimentality"
New York Times Book Review - May 25,1980 with "TABA Winners"
New York Times Book Review - March 29, 1981 with "
Morrison's Black Fable" [review of Tar Baby by Toni Morrison]
New York Times Book Review - August 22, 1982, with "Trying to Save Piggy Sneed"
New York Times Book Review - September 19, 1982 with a letter entitled, "Obnoxious", written in response to Harold Brodkey's "My Most Obnoxious Writer", from The New York Times Book Review, August 29, 1982, Sec. 1,7 TimeTT
New York Times Book Review - October 3, 1982, with "
Desire, Ambition and Father" [book review of The Good Son by Craig Nova]
New York Times Book Review - September 21, 1986, with "
Risking All For Gold and Grizzlies" [book review of Seven Rivers West by Edward Hoagland]
New York Times Book Review - December 2, 1990 with "Have Yourself A Gorey Little Christmas; Schloss Wittwer" p 16
New York Times Book Review - March 29, 1992 with "
Pornography and the New Puritans" p 1
New York Times Book Review - June 7, 1992, from Letters To The Editor, in response to letters in response to "Pornography and the New Puritans" with "
Is Pornography to Blame?"
New York Times Book Review - April 6, 1997, with "There Any There Here?" [book review of
Within The Context of No Context by George W.S. Trow]
New York Times Book Review - November 16, 1997, with "Dealing For Dollars" [book review of
The Dark Lady From Belorusse - A Memoir by Jerone Charyn]
Penthouse - [1975-6] Garp
Playboy - December 1974 with "Brennbar's Rant" p 137
Playboy - June 1976 with "Jenny and the Ball Turret Gunner" p 88
Playboy - Febuary 1977 with "Garp's Night Out" p 115
Ploughshares - April, 1977 with "Vigilance"
Publisher's Weekly - January 24, 1991 with "Getting Started" p 2
Redbook - November, 1965 with "
A Winter Branch" p 56
Rolling Stone - August 20, 1981 with "A Bear Called The State O'Maine" pp.22-27,50-55 (excerpt from The Hotel New Hampshire"
Rolling Stone - February 17, 1983 with "How To Spell" (Ad for the International Paper Company) pp 22-23 (photo) [also in R.S. 4/14/83 pp 34-35]
Saturday Night - February, 1993 with "Mr. Irving Goes to Washington" (cover story/photos) p 34
Saturday Review - March 1982 with "Gunther Grass: King of the Toy Merchants "
Suddeutsche Zeitung - [German] - July 27, 1994. Features a short story by John Irving written in German, "Die blaurote Luftmatratze"
Swank - [1975-76?] Garp
Vogue - April, 1979 with "Best Seller: What Does It Really Mean" p 154
The Writer - July, 1991 with "Getting Started" p 9
Writers Yearbook 97 [Writers Digest] Profile and Interview
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