Bloom, Harold, ed. Twentieth Century British Literature. Vol. 2. New York: Chelsea House, 1986. The entry on Fielding lists his works up to his novel Pretty Doll Houses. Reprinted here is an interview with Fielding from 1967, titled “The Longing for Spring,” which provides much useful information on the author and his work up until the mid-1960’s.
Borrello, Alfred. Gabriel Fielding. New York: Twayne, 1974. Part of Twayne’s English Authors series, this is a good introduction to Fielding’s life and works. Includes bibliographical references and an index.
Bowers, Frederick. “Gabriel Fielding.” In Contemporary Novelists, edited by James Vinson. London: St. James Press, 1976. Appraises Fielding in the light of his growing reputation as a major novelist with commentary on three of his novels: In the Time of Greenbloom, The Birthday King, and Gentlemen in Their Season.
Bowers, Frederick. “Gabriel Fielding’s The Birthday King.” The Queen’s Quarterly 74 (Spring, 1967): 148-158. Explores the themes of guilt, innocence, and personal responsibility in this novel, comparing the work to existentialists Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre.
Bowers, Frederick. “The Unity of Fielding’s Greenbloom.” Review of In the Time of Greenbloom, by Gabriel Fielding. Renascence 18 (Spring, 1966): 147-155. A favorable review, in which Bowers claims that the novel is of “major importance and worth in theme and execution.” Comments on the existentialist nature of the novel, comparing it to the philosophy of Søren Kierkegaard, and on the scapegoat theme in this work.