David Cronenberg Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

BIBLIOGRAPHY

David Cronenberg filmography. Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities 15, No. 2 (Winter-Spring 1996): 75-8.

A filmography of Cronenberg's works.

BIOGRAPHY

Current Biography 53, No. 5 (May 1992): 144-48.

A biographical summary of Cronenberg's life and career.

CRITICISM

Cronenberg, David with David Breskin. “David Cronenberg: The Rolling Stone Interview.” Rolling Stone, No. 623 (6 February 1992): 66-70, 96.

In this interview, Breskin and Cronenberg discuss a variety of topics, including “cinematic evil,” suicide, domination and aggression in sexuality, the ability of films to provide an emotional catharsis, and the artist's role in society.

Doran, Anne. “John Waters on David Cronenberg.” Grand Street 15, No. 4 (Spring 1997): 58-61.

John Waters comments on his reaction to Cronenberg's Shivers.

Handling, Piers, ed. The Shape of Rage: The Films of David Cronenberg. New York: Zoetrope, 1983, 216 p.

Seven critical essays address Cronenberg's humor and personal brand of horror. Includes an interview with Cronenberg, a filmography, and a selected bibliography.

Jaehne, Karen. “Double Trouble.” Film Comment 24, No. 5 (September-October 1988): 20-22.

A review of Dead Ringers.

McGreal, Jill. “Body Work.” Sight and Sound 2, No. 1 (1992): 39-40.

A review of Chris Rodley's Cronenberg on Cronenberg.

Palmer, Robert. “The Novelist, the Director, and the Mugwumps.” American Film 17, No. 1 (January/February 1992): 32-37.

In this essay, Palmer focuses on the making of the film Naked Lunch, discussing how Cronenberg reproduced the setting, characters, and themes evident in the William S. Burroughs novel on which the movie is based.

Rafferty, Terrence. “Unnatural Acts.” New Yorker 67, No. 51 (10 February 1992): 81-84.

In this review, Rafferty argues that Cronenberg's Naked Lunch, based on William S. Burroughs' novel of the same name, makes “too much sense” of the book.

Rodley, Chris, ed. Cronenberg on Cronenberg, London: Faber and Faber, 1997, 197 p.

A collection of interviews with David Cronenberg.

Additional coverage of Cronenberg's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Contemporary Authors Vol. 138; and Literature Resource Center.