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Jones, James (1921-1977)

The following sources are recommended by a librarian whose research specialty is the American author James Jones.


Six Superlative Sources

· Garrett, George P. James Jones. Harcourt, 1984.

· Giles, James R. James Jones. G.K. Hall, 1981.

· Hendrick, George. To Reach Eternity: The Letters of James Jones. Random House, 1989.

· Lennon, J. Michael, and James R. Giles, editors. The James Jones Reader: Outstanding Selections from His War Writings. Carol Publishing Group, 1991.

· MacShane, Frank. Into Eternity: The Life of James Jones, American Writer. Houghton Mifflin, 1985.

· Morris, Willie. James Jones: A Friendship. Doubleday, 1978.

Other Excellent Sources

· Aldrich, Nelson W., Jr. "James Jones." Writers at Work: The Paris Review Interviews, Third Series. George Plimpton, editor. Viking, 1967.

· Carter, Steven R. James Jones: An American Literary Orientalist Master. University of Illinois Press, 1998.

· Dickstein, Morris. Leopards in the Temple: The Transformation of American Fiction, 1945-1970. Harvard University Press, 2002.

· Didion, Joan. "In the Islands." The White Album. Simon and Schuster, 1979.

· Handy Writers' Colony Collection. Archives/Special Collections, Brookens Library, University of Illinois at Springfield.

· Hendrick, George. James Jones and the Handy Writers' Colony. With Helen Howe and Don Sackrider. Southern Illinois University Press, 2001.

· James Jones Literary Society.

· James Jones Papers. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University Library.

· James Jones Papers. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin.

· Lennon, J. Michael. "Glimpses: James Jones, 1921-1977." Paris Review 29 (Summer 1987), 205-236.

· Lennon, J. Michael, and Jeffrey Van Davis, producers. "James Jones: Reveille to Taps." Television documentary. Sangamon State University (now the University of Illinois at Springfield), 1984.

· Mailer, Norman. "Evaluations -- Quick and Expensive Comments on the Talent in the Room." Advertisements for Myself. Putnam, 1959.

· Morris, Willie. James Jones: A Friendship. Doubleday, 1978.

· Shaw, Irwin. "James Jones, 1921-1977." New York Times Book Review (12 June 1977), 2, 34.

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