Other literary forms

(Survey of Novels and Novellas)

By any standards, Paul Goodman was a prolific writer. In addition to his novels, he wrote collections of poetry, several of which were privately printed. The most noteworthy are The Lordly Hudson: Collected Poems (1962), Homespun of Oatmeal Gray (1970), and the Collected Poems (1973). He also published ten plays between 1941 and 1970 and three books of literary criticism: Kafka’s Prayer (1947), The Structure of Literature (1954), and Speaking and Language: Defence of Poetry (1971). Goodman also wrote a partial autobiography: Five Years: Thoughts During a Useless Time (1966). This list, however, represents only a fraction of his oeuvre, which includes more than thirty titles. In addition, he contributed regularly to and served as film-review editor of the Partisan Review and as a television critic for The New Republic.