Allen, Brooke. “Silence, Exile, Cunning.” New Criterion 18, no. 3 (November 1999): 60-5.
Allen argues that Lovers for a Day exhibits the continuity of Klíma's writing throughout his career.
Bradbrook, B. R. Review of Velký vek chce mít tez velké mordy: zivot a dílo Karla Čapka, by Ivan Klíma. World Literature Today 76, nos. 3-4 (summer-autumn 2002): 144-45.
Bradbrook commends Klíma's critical study of Czech author Karel Čapek in Velký vek chce mít tez velké mordy: zivot a dílo Karla Čapka, noting that “apart from the Czech title, there is not much to criticize in this book.”
Horne, Philip. “Clean Sweep.” London Review of Books 12, no. 9 (10 May 1990): 26-7.
Horne evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of Love and Garbage.
Additional coverage of Klíma's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Concise Dictionary of World Literary Biography, Vol. 4; Contemporary Authors, Vols. 25-28R; Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Vols. 17, 50, 91; Contemporary Literary Criticism, Vol. 56; Contemporary World Writers, Ed. 2; Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 232; DISCovering Authors Modules: Novelists; Literature Resource Center; and Reference Guide to World Literature, Ed. 3.