"Get astride me,
Touch, whoops, tender
Mr. big tree of love."

J.P. Donleavy from
The Ginger Man


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J.P. Donleavy and/or
collections containing
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The Beat Generation & the Angry Young Men
Gene Feldman & Max Garenberg, eds.
Cloth | The Ciadel Press, New York, 1958 - 384 pages

Contains the scene "The Interview" from the Donleavy play
Fairy Tales of New York. Mention is made of Donleavy's
"new" novel in progress, titled "Helen." The novel "Helen"
probably was an early draft of what later became the novel
A Fairy Tale of New York said by Donleavy to have been
begun after The Ginger Man but not published until 1973.
Helen, by the way, is the name of Cornelius Christian's recently
deceased wife in all versions of the "Fairy Tale of New York"
story -  stage play, short story and novel. Contributors include
Jack Kerouac, Norman Mailer, Allen Ginsberg, Colin Wilson,
John Osborne and many others.

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Protest: The Beat Generation & the Angry Young Men
Gene Feldman & Max Garenberg, eds.
Cloth | Souvenir Press, London, 1959 - 384 pages

UK edition of the above listed title, containing the scene
"The Interview" from the Donleavy play Fairy Tales
of New York.


The Beat Generation & the Angry Young Men
Gene Feldman & Max Garenberg, eds.
Wraps | Dell, New York, 1959 - 416 pages

First US paperback edition, containing the scene
"The Interview" from the Donleavy play
Fairy Tales of New York.


Love Around the World
No editor listed and no introduction or forward.
Wraps | Berkley, New York, January 1959 - 158 pages

This collection contains an excerpt from The Ginger Man,
titled for the anthology, "Mary." Other contributors include
Vladamir Nabokov, William Faulkner, Dylan Thomas
and John Cheever.


The Permanent Playboy
Edited by Ray Russell
Cloth | Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, 1959
503 pages

Contains "A Dish of Desire" by Donleavy. This
story later appeared in the Donleavy book of short
stories Meet My Maker, The Mad Molecule
under the title "It Was My Chimes." Other short
pieces by Jack Kerouac, John Steinbeck, P.G.
Wodehouse and many more.

Alienation - A Symposium
Edited by Timothy O'Keeffe
Cloth | MacGibbon and Kee, London, 1960 - 188 pages

This collection of essays by an international
selection of authors regarding being an expatriot
contains Donleavy's "Wither Wigwams" - views
on America and leaving the country of his birth.
This piece too was later republished in Donleavy's
book of collected short stories and sketches,
Meet My Maker The Mad Molecule.


Exkursionen: Erzählungen unserer Zeit
Edited by Carl Hanser
Cloth | Hanser, München, Germany, 1964 - 326 pages

A rare collection of international writers all translated
into German. Includes Donleavy's "The Romantic Life
of Alphonse A," collected in the various US and UK
editions of the book of short stories and sketches
Meet My Maker, The Mad Molecule. Found here
under the title "Das romantische Leben des Alphose A."


Get Off My Back
Edited  by Sondra Touster
Wraps | Dell, New York,  March, 1968 - 253 pages

A collection of short works and excerpts all having
interchanges between psychotherapists and patients
as the common denominator. Contains an excerpt from
The Saddest Summer of Samuel S by Donleavy.
Other authors include Terry Southern, Joseph Heller
and Ken Kessey.


Black Humor
Edited and with an Introduction by Bruce Jay Friedman
Wraps | Bantam Modern Classics ed., New York, 1969
174 pages (First ed., Bantam Books, New York 1965)

Contains an excerpt from The Ginger Man by Donleavy.
Additional short pieces by Thomas Pynchon, John Barth,
Joseph Heller, Céline, Terry Southern, Vladamir Nabakov,
Edward Albee and others.


The Olympia Reader: Selections
from the Traveler's Companion Series
Edited by Maurice Girodias
Cloth | Grove Press, New York, 1965 - 725 pages

Contains an excerpt from The Ginger Man by Donleavy
and an interesting, albeit brief, critique of Donleavy's work
by author Colin Wilson. Contributors include, Henry Miller,
Lawrence Durrell, Samuel Beckett, William Burroughs,
Gregory Corso and others.

The Olympia Reader: Selections
from the Traveler's Companion Series
Edited by Maurice Girodias
Wraps | Quality Paperback Book Club ed., New York,
725 pages

No publication date given; states copyright 1965 Grove Press,
but this was probably printed much later. '80s?

Contains the excerpt from The Ginger Man by Donleavy
and all the other content of the Grove Press hardcover edition.

Playboy's Stories for Swinging Readers
Selected by the editors of Playboy
Wraps | Playboy Press, Chicago, 1969  - 217 pages

Contains Donleavy's "Dish of Desire," again, later
 published in the Donleavy collection Meet My Maker
The Mad Molecule
as "It Was My Chimes."

Contributors include Bernard Wolfe, William F. Noland,
Ray Bradbury, John Wallace and many others.

Works in Progress #7
Edited by Martha Saxton
Wraps | Literary Guild (distributed by Doubleday, New York),
1972 - 438 pages

Contains Donleavy's preface to his then forthcoming
book of collected plays published by Delacorte Press
(hardcover) and Dell/Delta (paperback) in 1972,
The Plays of J.P. Donleavy (The Ginger Man,
A Singular Man, The Saddest Summer of Samuel S
& Fairy Tales of New York).

Multimmediate: Multi Media and the Art of Writing
Warren L Clare & Kenneth J. Ericksen, editors
Wraps | Random House, NY 1972  - 257 pages

Contains Donleavy's short story "Meet My Maker"
from his book of short fiction, Meet My Maker the
Mad Molecule.
Nicely designed and laid-out anthology
with an wild range of contributors, including Isaac Asimov,
Art Buchwald, Eldridge Cleaver, T.S. Eliot, William
Faulkner, Ken Kesey, Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound,
John Le Carré and Dr. Seuss.


Modern Irish-American Fiction: A Reader
Edited by Daniel J. Casey & Robert E. Rhodes
Wraps | Syracuse University Press, Syracuse
New York, 1989 - 274 pages

Contains the short story version of "A Fairy Tale of
New York," which first appeared in The Atlantic Monthly,
1961. It also appeared in the collection of stories and sketches
Meet My Maker, the Mad Molecule, first published by
Atlantic, Little, Brown in 1964 and was expanded into a
novel, first published by Delacorte Press in 1974.

UK and German editions of
Writers - Photographs of Sally
Soames have also been
published and can be found
using the search resources
listed on this site. See the
indexes on the page
JPD Book Buyers' Directory


Drinking, Smoking & Screwing:
Great Writers on Good Times
Edited by Sara Nicklès
Wraps | Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 1994
202 pages - ISBN 0811807843

Contains an excerpt from Donleavy's The Ginger Man.
Other writers in this compilation include Charles Bukowski,
Richard Brautigan, Erica Jong, Anne Sexton, Sam Shepard,
James Thurber, Mark Twain, Henry Miller, Tom Robbins,
H.L. Mencken and many more.

Tennis and the Meaning of Life:
A Literary Anthology of the Game
Edited by Jay Jennings
Wraps | Harvest Books/Harcourt, Brace & Co.,
San Diego, NY, London 1995  | 400 pages
ISBN 0156004070

Contains the Donleavy short piece "Rackets &
Riches at Wimbledon," previously published in
periodicals and collected in the book Meet My
Maker the Mad Molecule.
Other writers in this
collection include Somerset Maugham, Irwin Shaw,
E.B. White, Wallace Stegner, A. A. Milne and
Vladimir Nabokov.

Photographs of Sally Soames

Cloth | Chronical Books, San Francisco 1995 - 160 pages
ISBN 0811812340 - First US edition

Though not really an anthology, I've included this
book here because Soames does have excerpts from
works accompanying her fine black and white portraits.
The Donleavy photograph is dated 1986. A brief excerpt
from The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B is on the
facing page (pgs. 70 & 71). Preface is by Norman Mailer,
another of the 70 featured writers.

The Faces of Fantasy
Photographs by Patti Perret

Cloth | Tom Doherty, New York 1996 - 235 pages
ISBN 0312861826

First US edition. Again, not really an anthology but
Included because of the great Donleavy quote
accompanying Perret's fabulous shot of JPD outside
the gates of his Levington Park estate in Ireland.


The Oxford Book of Ireland
Patricia Craig, ed.
Cloth | The Oxford University Press, New York, 1998

This primarily non-fiction collection contains two brief
excerpts from J.P. Donleavy's Ireland, in All Her Sins
and Some of Her Graces.

For availability of
The Whoseday Book
Tricia Cahill
at the Irish Hospice


The Whoseday Book
A Unique Diary for the Millennium
Cloth | The Irish Hospice Foundation, Dublin, Ireland, 1999
ISBN 0953488004

Several editions were published of this remarkable
collection, this being the unsigned, "American" edition.
Most of the signed editions were already sold out by the
time I learned of the book. It contains an excerpt from
Donleavy's The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B.
Contributors (in the hundreds) span all the arts.


Ireland: True Stories of Life
on the Emerald Isle
James O'Reilly, Sean O'Reilly, Larry Habegger, eds.
Wraps | Travelers' Tales, Inc., April 2000
ISBN 1885211465

Collection contains a piece by Donleavy titled,
"The Miracle of St. Bridget." Other contributors
include Frank McCourt, Edna O'Brien, Maeve
Binchy, and David W. McFadden.

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