Baker, Gary Lee. Understanding Uwe Johnson. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1999. Part of the University of South Carolina’s Understanding Modern European and Latin American Literature series. Provides insight to Johnson’s literature and politics.
Boulby, Mark. Uwe Johnson. New York: Ungar, 1974. Uses the psychoanalytic approach and analyzes the psychological-erotic conflict between the figures in Johnson’s novels. Includes a bibliography.
Fickert, Kurt J. Dialogue with the Reader: The Narrative Stance in Uwe Johnson’s Fiction. Columbia, S.C.: Camden House, 1996. Delves into Johnson’s narrative technique. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Fickert, Kurt J. Neither Left nor Right: The Politics of Individualism in Uwe Johnson’s Work. New York: Peter Lang, 1987. Volume 59 of American University Studies: Series I, Germanic Languages and Literature. Focuses on Johnson’s political and social views.
Hirsch, Marianne. Beyond the Single Vision: Henry James, Michel Butor, Uwe Johnson. York, S.C.: French Literature Publications, 1981. Places Johnson beside other authors in literary history and criticism. Focuses on cultural conflicts in their lives and as represented in their works.
Riordan, Colin. The Ethics of Narration: Uwe Johnson’s Novels from “Ingrid Babendererde” to “Jahrestage.” London: Modern Humanities Research Association for the Institute of Germanic Studies, University of London, 1989. Based on a dissertation, this work focuses on Johnson’s ethics in narration.
Shirer, Robert K. Difficulties in Saying “I”: The Narrator as Protagonist in Uwe Johnson’s “Jahrestage” and Chrisa Wolf’s “Kindheitsmuster.” New York: Peter Lang, 1988. A close look at the first-person narrative in two major works from twentieth century German literature.
Shirer, Robert K. “Uwe Johnson.” In Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 75: Contemporary German Fiction Writers, Second Series, edited by Wolfgang D. Elfe. Detroit: Gale Research, 1988. Provides a biographical and critical essay on Johnson. It also discusses several of his works.
Taberner, Stuart. Distorted Reflections: The Public and Private Uses of the Author in the Work of Uwe Johnson, Günter Grass, and Martin Walser, 1965-1975. Atlanta: Rodopi, 1998. A specialized literary study. Includes a bibliography.