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John Gardner

Novelist (21-Jul-1933 — 14-Sep-1982)


Robert J. Begiebing. Toward a New Synthesis: John Fowles, John Gardner, Norman Mailer. UMI Research Press. 1989. 152pp.

Leonard C. Butts. The Novels of John Gardner: Making Life Art as a Moral Process. Louisiana State University Press. 1998.

Allan Chavkin (editor). Conversations with John Gardner. University Press of Mississippi. 1990. 310pp.

David Cowart. Arches and Light: The Fiction of John Gardner. Southern Illinois University Press. 1983.

Bo G. Ekelund. In the Pathless Forest: John Gardner's Literary Project. Uppsala University Press. 1994. 397pp.

John Gardner. Lies! Lies! Lies! A College Journal of John Gardner. University of Rochester Libraries. 1999. 137pp.

Jeff Henderson (editor). Thor's Hammer: Essays on John Gardner. University of Central Arkansas Press. 1985. 197pp.

John Michael Howell. John Gardner: A Bibliographical Profile. Southern Illinois University Press. 1980.

John Michael Howell. Understanding John Gardner. University of South Carolina Press. 1993. 172pp.

Dean McWilliams. John Gardner. Twayne. 1990.

Robert A. Morace; Kathryn Vanspanckeren (editors). John Gardner: Critical Perspectives. Southern Illinois University Press. 1982. 171pp.

Gregory L. Morris. A World of Order and Light: The Fiction of John Gardner. University of Georgia Press. 1984. 259pp.

Ronald Nutter. Dream of Peace: Art and Death in the Fiction of John Gardner. Peter Lang. 1998. 236pp.

Barry Silesky. John Gardner: The Life and Death of a Literary Outlaw. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books. 2004. 335pp.

Susan Thornton. On Broken Glass: Loving and Losing John Gardner. New York: Carroll & Graf. 2000.

Per Winther. The Art of John Gardner: Instruction and Exploration. State University of New York Press. 1992. 221pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  6. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.97)

  7. World Authors 1970-1975 (pp.294-97)

  8. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.274)

  9. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.385)

  10. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.263)

  11. Public Intellectuals: A Study in Decline (p.197)

  12. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.6)

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