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James Purdy • 19 Items / 16 Books, 3 Articles
Color of Darkness (1957)
Eleven Stories and a Novella
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Published Reviews
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    The Possessed (Review)
    Color of Darkness, by James Purdy
    1. Color of Darkness by James Purdy
    Commonweal, January 17, 1958, pp. 415-416
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    Books in Brief (Review)
    Color of Darkness, by James Purdy
    1. Color of Darkness by James Purdy
    National Review, February 22, 1958, p. 188
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    Short Fiction vs. Long (5 Reviews)
    Color of Darkness, by James Purdy
    1. Color of Darkness by James Purdy
    2. First Love and Other Sorrows by Harold Brodkey
    3. Love Is a Four Letter Word by Anita Rowe Block
    4. A Touch of the Sun by William Sansom
    5. Winter's Tales 3
    The Saturday Review, January 25, 1958, pp. 17-18
  4. The Revolving Bookstand
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    The Quarrel With Time in American Fiction (6 Reviews)
    Advertisements for Myself, by Norman Mailer
    1. Advertisements for Myself by Norman Mailer
    2. Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
    3. The Spider's House by Paul Bowles
    4. Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
    5. Color of Darkness by James Purdy
    6. Set This House On Fire by William Styron
    The American Scholar, Autumn 1960, pp. 552-559
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    Is Fiction Human? (7 Reviews)
    First Love and Other Sorrows, by Harold Brodkey
    1. First Love and Other Sorrows by Harold Brodkey
    2. Victoria at Night, and Other Stories by Uli Beigel
    3. King of the Mountain by George P. Garrett
    4. Color of Darkness by James Purdy
    5. A Bit Off the Map, and Other Stories by Angus Wilson
    6. Exile and the Kingdom by Albert Camus
    7. The She-Wolf, and Other Stories by Giovanni Verga
    The Hudson Review, Summer 1958, pp. 294-301
  6. Books and the Arts
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    The State of the Story (12 Reviews)
    Prize Stories 1956, by Paul Engle and Hansford Martin
    1. Prize Stories 1956 by Paul Engle and Hansford Martin
    2. The Best American Short Stories, 1957 by Martha Foley
    3. The End of Pity, and Other Stories by Robie Macauley
    4. First Love and Other Sorrows by Harold Brodkey
    5. The Passionate Shepherd by Samuel Yellen
    6. Roman Tales by Alberto Moravia
    7. Domestic Relations by Frank O'Connor
    8. A Bit Off the Map, and Other Stories by Angus Wilson
    9. That Marriage Bed of Procrustes, and Other Stories by Daniel Curley
    10. Color of Darkness by James Purdy
    11. 309 East and A Night of Levitation~~Three Hundred Nine East and A Night of Levitation by Bianca Van Orden
    12. Fifteen by Three by R.V. Cassill, Herbert Gold, and James B. Hall
    The Nation, January 11, 1958, p. 34