Selected Bibliography

Casebook: The Dick Gibson Show by Stanley Elkin


Avant, J[ohn] A. Library Journal 96: 2008, 1 June 1971.
Barrett, Mary Ellin. “Cosmo Reads the New Books.” Cosmopolitan 22 March 1971: 10.
Bell, Pearl K. “Slogging through a Sahara.” New Leader 54 (5 April 1971): 17-18.
Butler, Robert W. “Missouri Writer Capitalizes on Love of Radio Shows.” Kansas City Times 4 March 1970 (a reading at University of Missouri-Kansas City).
“Fantastic Displacements.” Times Literary Supplement 27 Aug. 1971: 1018.
Garmel, Marlon S. “Sounds of Silence.” National Observer 22 March 1971: 21.
Lehman-Haupt, Christopher. “Listen to this One, Folks!” New York Times 27 Feb. 1971: D37.
McElroy, Joseph. “Our Radio Classic?” New York Times Book Review 27 Feb. 1971: 6-7.
Midwood, Barton. Esquire April 1971: 30, 32.
Pritchard, William H. “Stranger than Truth.” Hudson Review 24 (Summer 1971): 357.
Sheppard, R. Z. “Don’t Touch That Dial!” Time 1 March 1971: 82.
Theroux, Paul, “Neither Dirt nor Art.” Washington Post Book World 7 March 1971: 2.
[Unsigned]. American Libraries Sept. 1971: 897.
[Unsigned]. Kirkus Reviews 15 Dec. 1970.
[Unsigned]. Publisher‘s Weekly 14 Dec. 1970: 33.
Wolff, Geoffrey. “A Roundup of Recent Fiction.” Newsweek 19 April 1971: 118b, 120.

Reviews of the Stage Adaptation

Elliott, David. “‘The Dick Gibson Show': Something Completely Different.” Chicago Sun-Times 29 October 1979 (“Novel Ventures” production).
Quinlan, J. E. “An Unfunny Neil Simon, a Real Gem from Frank Galati.” Near North News 3 November 1979 (“Novel Ventures“ production).

Books and Essays Containing Substantial Discussions of The Dick Gibson Show

Bailey, Peter J. Reading Stanley Elkin. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 1985.
Bargen, Doris G. The Fiction of Stanley Elkin. Frankfurt-am-Main: Verlag Peter D. Lang, 1980.
Dougherty, David C. “Nemesis and MacGuffins: Paranoia as Focal Metaphor in Stanley Elkin, Joseph Heller, and Thomas Pynchon.” Review of Contemporary Fiction 15.2 (1995): 70-78.
—. Stanley Elkin. Boston: Twayne, 1991.
LeClair, Tom. “The Obsessional Fiction of Stanley Elkin.” Contemporary Literature 16 (1974): 46-62.
Minganti, Franco. “Qualsiasi cosa tra dio e clown: The Dick Gibson Show di Stanley Elkin.” Il recupero del testo: Aspetti della letteratura ebraico-americana. Ed. Guido Fink and Gabriella Morisco. Bologna: Cooperativa Lib. Univ. Ed. Bologna, 1988. 283-300.
Molesworth, Charles. “Stanley Elkin and ‘Everything’: The Problem of Surfaces and Fullness in the Novels.” Delta 20 (1985): 93-110; rpt. Review of Contemporary Fiction 15.2 (1995): 48-60.
Olderman, Raymond M. “The Six Crises of Dick Gibson.” Iowa Review 7.1 (1976): 127-39.
Saltzman, Arthur, “Ego and Appetite in Stanley Elkin’s Fiction.” Literary Review 32 (1988):ß 111-18; rpt. as “Stanley Elkin: An Introduction.” Review of Contemporary Fiction 15.2 (1995): 7-14.

Interviews Containing Substantial Comments by Elkin on The Dick Gibson Show

Bailey, Peter J. “‘A Hat Where There Never Was a Hat’: Stanley Elkin’s Fifteenth Interview.” Review of Contemporary Fiction 15.2 (1995):15-26.
Bargen, Doris G. “Text of the Interview.” The Fiction of Stanley Elkin. Frankfurt-am-Main: Verlag Peter D. Lang, 1980.
Chéntier, Marc. “An Interview with Stanley Elkin.“ Delta [Elkin speical Issue] 20 (1985): 15-35.
Dougherty, David C. “A Conversation with Stanley Elkin.” Literary Review 34 (1991): 175-95.
LeClair, Thomas. “Stanley Elkin: The Art of Fiction LXI.” Paris Review 17 (1976): 53-86; rpt. Anything Can Happen: Interviews with Contemporary American Novelists. Ed. Thomas LeClair and Larry McCaffery. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 1983. 106-25.
Sale, Richard B. “An Interview with Stanley Elkin in St. Louis.” Studies in the Novel 16 (1984): 314-25.
Saunders, Scott. “An Interview with Stanley Elkin.” Contemporary Literature 16 (1975):132-45.

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