Armistead Maupin Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)


Gillespie, Elgy. "Armistead Maupin at Tale's End." San Francisco Review of Books 14, No. 3 (Winter 1989–1990): 18-20.

Discusses Maupin's early life, his military career and work as a reporter, the evolution of the stories that became the Tales of the City, and his views on homosexuality.


Barker, Michael. Review of Tales of the City, by Armistead Maupin. Books and Bookmen, No. 35 (August 1984): 22.

Favorable review of Tales of the City.

Biemiller, Lawrence. "Memoirs of a Midget," Book World—The Washington Post (22 November 1992): 11.

Mixed assessment of Maybe the Moon, focusing on character development and themes.

Degnan, James P. "Cowboy and Crazies: The American West, Then and Now." The Hudson Review XXXIII, No. 1 (Spring 1980): 146-50.

Reviews several books about California, including Maupin's Tales of the City. Degnan contends that Maupin's themes of alienation and nonconformism are "tiresome."

Olson, Ray. Review of Significant Others, by Armistead Maupin. Booklist 84, No. 1 (1 September 1987): 28.

Describes the plot and characters of Significant Others as engaging, warm and witty, with believable dialogue.

―――――――. Review of 28 Barbary Lane: A Tales of the City Omnibus and Back to Barbary Lane: The Final Tales of the City Omnibus, by Armistead Maupin. American Libraries 23, No. 6 (June 1992): 536.

Favorable assessment of the complete Tales series.

Review of 28 Barbary Lane: A Tales of the City Omnibus, by Armistead Maupin. Virginia Review Quarterly 67, No. 2 (Spring 1991): 67.

Overview of 28 Barbary Lane.