Badr, Ibrahim H. Jean Giono: L’Esthétique de la violence. New York: Peter Lang, 1998. An examination of violence in Giono’s work. In English.
Clayton, Alan J. “Giono’s Colline: Pantheism or Humanism?” Forum for Modern Language Studies 7 (1971): 109-120. Complements the approach taken by Brian Nelson in his edition of the novel.
Goodrich, Norma L. Giono: Master of Fictional Modes. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1973. Chapters on Giono’s major work, divided into studies of “The Apocalyptic Mode,” “The Surrealist Mode,” “The Symbolic Mode,” “The Epic Mode,” “The Tragic Mode,” and “The Autobiographical Mode.” Includes detailed bibliography and index.
Peyre, Henri. The Contemporary French Novel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1955. Contains one of the finest analyses of Giono’s fiction by a distinguished critic.
Redfern, W. D. Jean Giono: Le Hussard sur le toit. Glasgow, Scotland: University of Glasgow French and German Publications, 1997. An introduction to The Horseman on the Roof for beginning students.
Redfern, W. D. The Private World of Jean Giono. Oxford, England: Basil Blackwell, 1967. Begins with a biographical note, introduction, and then chapters on uses of imagination, the inner life, the modern world, the apocalypse, a world of words, and a postwar world. Includes notes and bibliography.
Smith, Maxwell A. Jean Giono. New York: Twayne, 1966. Smith devotes two chapters to Giono’s family background, early childhood, and youth and follows with Giono’s debut in literature and his major fiction. Provides chronology, notes, and annotated bibliography.