"Meet you
In apple green
July
Hiding
Arm's length
Under the
Uttermost tree
We'll
Play
A Pink
Piano.
Become
Each other's
Sadness."

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Chronological Listing of Titles by First Edition

Detailed Listing of Books by Category with Publishing History

J.P. Donleavy in Periodicals

Anthologies & Collections Containing Donleavy

Books with Introductions, Forwards & Blurbs by J.P. Donleavy

Works in Progress & Unpublished Works
 

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Chronological Listing of Titles by First Edition
(Some long titles have been abbreviated; see "Detailed Listing" for complete titles)


The Ginger Man
(Novel) Olympia Press, Paris 1955
*What They Did in Dublin with The Ginger Man (Play) MacGibbon & Kee, London 1961
The Ginger Man (Play) Random House, New York 1961
**Fairy Tales of New York (Play),  Penguin, UK 1961 | Random House, New York, 1961
A Singular Man (Novel) Atlantic-Little, Brown, Boston 1963
Meet My Maker the Mad Molecule (Stories & Sketches) Atlantic-Little, Brown, Boston 1964
A Singular Man (Play) The Bodley Head, UK 1965
The Saddest Summer of Samuel S (Novella) Delacorte Press, New York 1966
The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B (Novel) Delacorte Press, New York 1968
The Onion Eaters (Novel) Delacorte Press, New York 1971
The Plays of J.P. Donleavy Delacorte Press, New York 1972
The Saddest Summer of Samuel S (Play) [publisher being researched], 1972
A Fairy Tale of New York (Novel) Delacorte Press, New York 1973
J.P. Donleavy: The Plays Penguin, UK 1974
The Unexpurgated Code... (Nonfiction) Delacorte Press, New York 1975
The Destinies of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman (Novel) Franklin Library, Franklin Center, PA 1977
Schultz (Novel) Delacorte Press, New York 1979
Leila (Novel) Franklin Library, Franklin Center, Pennsylvania 1983
De Alfonce Tennis... (a Legend) Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London 1984
J.P. Donleavy's Ireland... (Nonfiction) Viking, NY, 1986 | Michael Joesph, London 1986
Are You Listening Rabbi Löw (Novel) Viking, London 1987
A Singular Country (Nonfiction) Peterborough - Ryan, UK 1989
That Darcy, That Dancer, That Gentleman (Novel) Viking, London 1990
The History of the Ginger Man (Nonfiction) Houghton Mifflin, New York, 1994 | Viking, London 1994
The Lady Who Liked Clean Rest Rooms (Novella) Thornwillow Press, US 1995
An Author and His Image (Collected Short Pieces-Nonfiction) Viking, London 1997
Wrong Information is Being Given Out at Princeton (Novel) Thornwillow Press, US 1997***
 

* There is often confusion over the title of this edition. If one reads the sections of
type on the cover as a whole, it reads, What They Did in Dublin with The Ginger
Man
a play." It's been offered at times as a play titled "What They Did in Dublin"
or "What They Did in Dublin With the Ginger Man." It's actually The Ginger Man
in play form with an introduction by Donleavy titled What They Did in Dublin -
Thus "What They Did in Dublin" with (as in 'along with') "The Ginger Man" - a play.
The Random House US edition (also published in 1961) clearly states on its cover,
"The Ginger Man - by J.P. Donleavy - With an Introduction - What They Did in Dublin -
by the author."

** Again there is a great deal of confusion over the two titles Fairy Tales of New
York
and A Fairy Tale of New York. The former is the story in play form, the latter
the novel. It's been misstated online that A Fairy Tale of New York is JPD's second
novel. Although Donleavy began writing A Fairy Tale of New York after The Ginger
Man
, his second published novel was A Singular Man. His interview in issue 63 of
The Paris Review explains the reason for this. Fairy Tales of New York, the play, was
published in 1961 by both Random House in the US and Penguin in the UK, but the
novel A Fairy Tale of New York was not published until 1973.

*** Although the trade editions state that a limited edition of Wrong Information...was
first published by Thornwillow Press in a handmade edition of 175 signed copies as with
The Lady Who Liked Clean Rest Rooms, the release of the edition has been delayed for some
reason and both the US first trade hardcover edition by St. Martins Press and the UK first
trade edition hardcover by Viking, both copyright 1998,  have appeared prior to the Thornwillow
edition in  bookstores. The Thornwillow edition bears the earliest copyright, but it's an
interesting question which edition now will be considered the actual first edition.

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Detailed Listing by Category with Publishing History
 

NOVELS & NOVELLAS

The Ginger Man
A Singular Man
The Saddest Summer of Samuel S
The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B
The Onion Eaters
A Fairy Tale of New York
The Destinies of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman
Schultz
Leila: Further in the Life and Destinies of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman
Are You Listening Rabbi Löw
That Darcy, That Dancer, That Gentleman
The Lady Who Liked Clean Rest Rooms
Wrong Information is Being Given Out at Princeton

COLLECTED SHORT FICTION & NON FICTION

Meet My Maker the Mad Molecule (fiction)
An Author and His Image (non fiction)
 

PLAYS (published editions)
NOTE: Since most of Donleavy's published plays where issued in first
editions only, I've presented them on a single page:

Published Plays

What They did in Dublin with The Ginger Man
The Ginger Man
Fairy Tales of New York
A Singular Man
The Saddest Summer of Samuel S
The Plays of J.P. Donleavy
J.P. Donleavy - The Plays

NON FICTION

J.P. Donleavy's Ireland in All of Her Sins and Some of Her Graces
A Singular Country
The History of the Ginger Man
The History of the Ginger Man: An Autobiography

WORKS THAT DEFY CATEGORY

The Unexpurgated Code: A Complete Manual of Survival and Manners

De Alfonce Tennis: The Superlative Game of Eccentric Champions Its History,
 Accoutrements, Rules, Conduct and Regimen

 

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