BIBLIOGRAPHY - A Select Bibliography of Writings About Edward Whittemore

This biblography of reviews and articles on Edward Whittemore and his books was mostly compiled by Mike Simanoff, with a few contributions from myself. I have added many of them to the site and they are linked as such. Some can be viewed on other web sites, but a number of them are unavailable for viewing. I would be most appreciative if anyone out there has copies of the more obscure articles and reviews, and would be willing to contribute them to this site in either hard copy or by email.

Anonymous. "Paperbacks: New and Noteworthy." New York Times Book Review. May 14, 1978. [Brief mention of Sinai Tapestry]
Buckley, Tom. "2nd of 4." New York Times Book Review. May 14, 1978. [Review of Jerusalem Poker]
Charyn, Jerome. "The Oriental quest of an orphan from the Bronx." New York Times Book Review. April 28, 1974. [Review of Quin's Shanghai Circus]
Christison, Kathleen. "A Message of Mideast Hope." St. Petersburg Times. May 31, 1987. [Review of Jericho Mosaic]
Davis, Erik. "The Vagabonds." Village Voice Literary Supplement. February 2000. [Review of The Jerusalem Quartet]
Di Fillipo, Paul. "Science Fiction & Fantasy." Washington Post Book World.. December 15, 2002. [Includes brief review of all four Whittemore novels]
Disch, Thomas. "Deuces High." Times Literary Supplement. September 1, 1978. [Review of Jerusalem Poker]
Elegant, Robert. "A Spy Divided." New York Times Book Review. Mary 29, 1987. [Review of Jericho Mosaic]
Feely, Gregory. "Middle-East Muddle and Magic." Washington Post Book World. May 10, 1987. [Review of Jericho Mosaic]
Hazleton, Lesley. "Fantastic Reality: Sinai Tapestry and Jerusalem Poker." Jerusalem Post. June 15, 1979.
Heilbut, Anthony, "History on a Magic Carpet". The Nation, September 10, 1978 [Review of Sinai Tapestry]
Hougan, Jim. "Catholicism Beserk in the Holy Land." Harpers Magazine. May 1978. [Review of Jerusalem Poker]
JS, "Chinks in the Armor" Time Magazine January 24, 1974 [Review of Quin's Shanghai Circus]
Koger, Grove. "Jerusalem Poker." Library Journal. May 15, 1978. [Review]
Korn, Eric, "Sinai Tapesrty". Times Literary Supplement, March 24, 1978 [Review]
Krauss, Alan. "Book Reviews." U.P.I. Arts and Entertainment syndication. March 27, 1987. [Includes brief review of Jericho Mosaic]
Lottman, Herbert R. "Jerusalem '83" Publishers Weekly. June 1, 1983. [Review of Jerusalem Poker] McCoy, W. Keith. "Nile Shadows." Library Journal. December 1, 1982. [Review]
Neugeboren, Jay. "Jericho Mosaic." Philadelphia Inquirer. June 14, 1987. [Review]
Ratner, Rochelle. "Jericho Mosaic" Library Journal, February 1, 1987 [Review]
Rand, Peter. "Near East and Far West." New York Times Book Review. August 7, 1977. [Review of Sinai Tapestry]
Topham, Jeff. "Quin's Shanghai Circus." The Third Alternative No. 33. 2002.
Trachtenberg, Stanley. "Defenders of Jerusalem" - Times Literary Supplement, 13 February 2004.
VanderMeer, Jeff. "In Pursuit of the Imagination - An Overview of Nine Elusive Books." Council for the Literature of the Fantastic Newsletter. 1995.
VanderMeer, Jeff. "The Jerusalem Quartet." Fantasy & Science Fiction. September, 2001.
VanderMeer, Jeff. "An Appreciation of Edward Whittemore: Lost Master of Magic Realism." PW Daily for Booksellers. November 11, 2002
VanderMeer, Jeff. "Edward Whittemore's Jerusalem Quartet." Locus Online. November 11, 2002.
VanderMeer, Jeff. "Quin's Shanghai Circus." SF Site. December 2002.
Wolfe, Gary K. Reviews of Quin's Shanghai Circus and Jerusalem Quartet, Locus Magazine, March 2003

Articles, Essays, Other

Anonymous. "Obituary: Edward Whittemore." Locus. October 1995.
Carroll, Jonathan. "Nine Fantasy Novels That Should be Made Into Films." Fantasy & Science Fiction. July 1998. [Includes Sinai Tapestry]
Cozy, David. "The Maximalist - Rediscovering Edward Whittemore's epic invention" Harpers Magazine, June 2003
Gibberd, Ben. Introduction to Nile Shadows, Old Earth Books 2002
Hazleton, Lesley. Introduction to Jerusalem Poker, Old Earth Books 2002
Hougan, Jim. Introduction to Jericho Mosaic. Old Earth Books 2002
Karasik, Judy. "An Editorial Relationship."
Neugeborgen, Jay. "Edward Whittemore's Sinai Tapestry: An Introduction." Old Earth Books 2002.
Nichols, John. Introduction to Quin's Shanghai Circus, Old Earth Books 2002.
Pilcer, Mitch. "Obscure Character." The Jerusalem Post. October 20, 1995.
Rosencrantz, Fran. "Jericho Mosaic." n.d. [Book News promotion]

Saxon, Wolfgang. "Edward Whittemore, writer, 62; set series of novels in Jerusalem." New York Times. August 4, 1995. [Obituary]

Sydenham, Anne. "Dreaming of Jerusalem: The Novels of Edward Whittemore." New York Review of Science Fiction. January 2003.
Wallace, Thomas. "Our Best Unknown Novelist: A Tale of Jerusalem and Small Town New England."

Still looking for these...
Other Reviews evidenced by book blurbs and a bit of research on the web
Kirkus Review had the following reviews:
Review of Jerusalem Poker April 1, 1978
Review of Nile Shadows January 1, 1983
Review of Jericho Mosaic January 15, 1987

Sinai Tapestry - British Paperback edition 1979
( book blurb mentions reviews from the following newspapers)
The Birmingham Post
Publishers Weekly
Rhoda Lerman

Jerusalem Poker - British Paperback edition 1980
( book blurb mentions reviews from the following newspapers)
The Guardian
Evening News
Irish Times
Manchester Evening News

Nile Shadows
Mentioned in Wallace's memoir there is a review of this book in Publisher's Weekly


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