Additional Resources for The World According to Garp by John Irving

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Carton, Evan, "The Politics of Selfhood: Bob Slocum, T. S. Garp, and Auto-American Biography," in Novel, Vol. 20, No. 1, Fall 1986, pp. 41-61.

Carton compares and contrasts the main characters
of The World According to Garp and Joseph Heller's
Something Happened (1974) in an examination of
"the individual's uncertain identity and political complicity."


Friedan, Betty, The Feminine Mystique, Norton, 1963.

Friedan's well-known and widely-read book is the
acknowledged text that inspired the women's liberation
movement of the 1960s and 1970s.

McKay, Kim, "Double Discourses in John Irving's The World According to Garp," in Twentieth Century Literature, Vol. 38, No. 4, Winter 1992, pp. 457-75.

In this compelling article, McKay examines the two
roles played by the narrator of The World According
to Garp:
the biographer and the fiction writer.

Miller, Gabriel, John Irving, Frederick Ungar Publishing Company, 1982.

Miller's work is an early biography of John Irving.

Reilly, Edward C., Understanding John Irving...

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