Peter S. Beagle Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)


Gutcheon, Beth. Review of American Denim: A New Folk Art, by Peter S. Beagle and Baron Wolman. New York Times Book Review (18 January 1976): 6.

Describes Beagle's text that accompanies the photographs as entertaining, pertinent, and well-crafted.

Hicks, Granville. "Visit to a Happy Haunting Ground." Saturday Review XLIII, No. 22 (28 May 1960): 18.

Argues that while A Fine and Private Place is not a first rate work, it is well-written and engaging.

Miller, Faren. Review of The Innkeeper's Song, by Peter S. Beagle. Locus 31, No. 4 (October 1993): 59.

Describes The Innkeeper's Song as deeply moving and lyrical.

Review of The Garden of Earthly Delights, Peter S. Beagle. New York Times Book Review (20 June 1982): 31.

Considers Beagle's book a good introduction to the work of the Flemish painter Hieronymus Bosch.

Olderman, Raymond M. "Out of the Waste Land: Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn." In Beyond the Waste Land: A Study of the American Novel in the Nineteen-Sixties, pp. 220-42. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1972.

Discusses the wasteland imagery in The Last Unicorn and notes that Beagle's optimistic work breaks with the 1960s tradition.

Schlobin, Roger C. "The Survival of the Fool in Modern Heroic Fantasy." In Aspects of Fantasy: Selected Essays from the Second International Conference on the Fantastic in Literature and Film, edited by William Coyle, pp. 123-30. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1986.

Schlobin considers examples from The Last Unicorn in his discussion of the role of the fool in fantasy literature.

Wolfe, Gary K. "1993: The Year in Review." Locus 32, No. 2 (February 1994): 37.

Praises The Innkeeper's Song as the most accomplished fantasy novel of 1993.