Other literary forms

(Survey of Novels and Novellas)

David Madden is a prolific writer who has worked in almost every literary genre. In addition to his novels, he has published numerous essays, short stories, and poems in a range of journals and magazines; short-story collections, The Shadow Knows (1970) and The New Orleans of Possibilities (1982); several plays, including both one-act and three-act versions of Cassandra Singing (1955); a number of book-length critical studies; as well as a film script for the television film of The Suicide’s Wife. Additionally, Madden has edited more than ten volumes on such diverse subjects as the proletarian and tough-guy writers of the 1930’s as well as on James Agee, Nathanael West, the short story, film and the commedia dell’arte, and the popular-culture explosion.