Ideas for Group Discussions
Brooks, Landon. “The Measure of Little Big Man.” Studies in American Fiction 17 (Autumn, 1989): 131-142. An insightful study of the treatment of Native Americans in Berger’s novel.
Brooks, Landon. Thomas Berger. Boston: Twayne, 1989. Presents a brief biography of Berger and features various critical essays on his major works. Includes helpful bibliographical references for further reading.
Madden, David W. Critical Essays on Thomas Berger. New York: G. K. Hall, 1995. A collection of essays by various scholars that cover the spectrum of Berger’s writings. Includes an essay by Michael Leary entitled “Finding the Center of the Earth: Satire, History, and Myth in Little Big Man.”
Swayze, Carolyn. Hard Choices: A Life of Tom Berger. Vancouver: Douglas and McIntyre, 1987. A interesting look at Berger’s life, career as a lawyer, and development as a writer. Includes an index and bibliography.
Wallace, Jon. “The Implied Author as Protagonist: A Reading of Little Big Man.” Western American Literature 22 (February, 1988): 291-299. Wallace explores Berger’s characterization of the narrator, Jack Crabb.