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  • Criticism of John Fowles:A Selected Checklist
  • Ronald C. Dixon (bio)

Note: This checklist follows the usual MFS plan. Part I consists of general studies of Fowles's life and work. Part II is a section of interviews with him. Part III lists discussions of his individual works of fiction in chronological order (the exception is Mantissa [Boston: Little, 1982]: no scholarly article concerning only this novel was found at the time of the checklist's completion). Foreign criticism, unpublished dissertations, short book reviews, and routine discussions in encyclopedias, handbooks, and histories of literature have been omitted. For a comprehensive bibliography of works by and about John Fowles, see Barry N. and Toni A. Olshen, John Fowles: A Reference Guide (Boston: Hall, 1980). See also Prescott Evarts, Jr., "John Fowles: A Checklist," Critique: Studies in Modern Fiction 13.3 (1972): 105-107; Karen Myers, "John Fowles: An Annotated Bibliography," Bulletin of Bibliography 33 (1976): 162-169; and Ray A. Roberts, "John Fowles: A Bibliographical Checklist," American Book Collector 1.5 (1980): 26-37.

Ronald C. Dixon

Ronald C. Dixon, Chairman of the English Department of The Westlake School in Los Angeles, has also published on Fowles in Postmodern Fiction: A Bio-Bibliographical Guide, ed. Larry McCaffery (1985).

I. General

Allen, Walter. "The Achievement of John Fowles." Encounter 35.2 (1970): 64-67.
Baker, James R. "Fowles and the Struggle of the English Aristoi." Journal of Modern Literature 8 (1980-1981): 163-180. [End Page 205]
Bellamy, Michael O. "John Fowles's Versions of Pastoral: Private Valleys and the Parity of Existence." Critique: Studies in Modern Fiction 21.2 (1979): 72-84.
Bergonzi, Bernard. The Situation of the Novel. Pittsburgh: U of Pittsburgh P, 1970. 75-76.
Binns, Ronald. "John Fowles: Radical Romancer." Critical Quarterly 15 (1973): 317-334.
Churchill, Thomas. "Waterhouse, Storey, and Fowles: Which Way Out of the Room?" Critique: Studies in Modern Fiction 10.3 (1968): 72-87.
Conradi, Peter J. John Fowles. Contemporary Authors Series. New York: Methuen, 1982.
Docherty, Thomas. "A Constant Reality: The Presentation of Character in the Fiction of John Fowles." Novel: A Forum on Fiction 14 (1981): 118-134.
Eddins, Dwight. "John Fowles: Existence as Authorship." Contemporary Literature 17 (1976): 204-222.
Edwards, Lee R. "Changing Our Imaginations." The Massachusetts Review 11 (1970): 604-608.
Fawkner, Harold William. The Timescapes of John Fowles. Rutherford: Fairleigh-Dickinson UP, 1984.
Gardner, John. "Moral Fiction." Saturday Review 1 Apr. 1978: 29-30, 32-33.
Huffaker, Robert. John Fowles. Twayne's English Authors Series 292. Boston: Twayne, 1980.
Kaplan, Fred. "Victorian Modernists: Fowles and Nabokov." Journal of Narrative Technique 3 (1973): 108-120.
Kennedy, Alan. "John Fowles's Sense of an Ending." The Protean Self: Dramatic Action in Contemporary Fiction. New York: Columbia UP, 1974. 251-260.
Kubal, David L. The Consoling Intelligence: Responses to Literary Modernism. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 1982.
Laughlin, Rosemary M. "Faces of Power in the Novels of John Fowles." Critique: Studies in Modern Fiction 13.3 (1972): 71-88.
Lever, Karen M. "The Education of John Fowles." Critique: Studies in Modern Fiction 21.2 (1979): 85-99.
McSweeney, Kerry. Four Contemporary Novelists: Angus Wilson, Brian Moore, John Fowles, V. S. Naipaul. Montreal: McGill-Queen's UP, 1983.
Mellors, John. "Collectors and Creators: The Novels of John Fowles." London Magazine ns 14.6 (1975): 65-72.
Olshen, Barry N. John Fowles. Ungar Modern Literature Series. New York: Ungar, 1980.
Olshen, Barry N., and Janet E. Lewis. "Fowles and the Medieval Romance Tradition." Modern Fiction Studies 31 (1985): 15-30.
Palmer, William J. The Fiction of John Fowles: Tradition, Art, and the Loneliness of Selfhood. Columbia: U of Missouri P, 1974.
———. "John Fowles and the Crickets." Modern Fiction Studies 31 (1985): 3-13.
Rackham, Jeff. "John Fowles: The Existential Labyrinth." Critique: Studies in Modern Fiction 13.3 (1972): 89-103.
Runyon, Randolph. Fowles/Irving/Barthes: Canonical Variations on an Apocryphal Theme. Columbus: Ohio...


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