Abducted by Circumstance
Sharpshooter: A Novel of the Civil War [U. Tenn. Press, 1996, nominated for Pulitzer Prize]
On the Big Wind [Holt, 1980]
Pleasure-Dome [Bobbs-Merrill, l979]
The Suicide’s Wife [Bobbs-Merrill, 1978, nominated for Pulitzer Prize; made into a CBS Movie]
Bijou [Crown, 1974, a Book of the Month Club Selection]
Brothers in Confidence [Avon, 1972]
Hair of the Dog [Adam, serial, 1968]
Cassandra Singing [Crown, 1969, N.Y. Times Selection. Wrote screenplay for Warner Brothers] Reprinted by University of Tennessee Press, 1999.
The Beautiful Greed [Random House, 1961]
Collections of Short Stories
The Last Bizarre Tale [UT Press, 2014]
The New Orleans of Possibilities [LSU Press, 1982]
The Shadow Knows [LSU Press, 1970, a National Council on the Arts Selection]
Over 60. Thirteen Short Stories in Twenty-four Anthologies, mostly textbooks, including Norton, Contemporary; two in Best American Short Stories: 1969 and 1971.
Over 60 poems, several reprinted in anthologies.
Venice Is Sinking is a collection, not yet published.
Plays, Libretti, and A Radio Play
In The Summer They Slaughter Cattle C. 1947
Call Herman In To Summer 1949
The Great Wings Still Beating C. 1950
Cassandra Singing – 1 Act C. 1953
Medea – A Radio Play C. 1954
The Idealists C. 1955
From Rome To Damascus C. 1956
Cassandra Singing – 3 Acts (Mid-Version) C. 1958
Hecuba’s Lament (A Libretto) C. 1958
They Shall Endure C. 1959
The Freeway C. 1960
The Deep Sleep C. 1960
Casina (Book For A Musical) C. 1964
Fugitive Masks C. 1964
Intimations (A Libretto) C. 1965
In My Father’s House (1 Act Version Of The Freeway) C. 1966
Cassandra Singing (Final 3 Act Version) 1967
Cassandra Singing (Screenplay) 1970
The Day The Flowers Came C. 1970
Cassandra Singing (A Radio Play) C. 1980
Rosanna And Angelina (Libretto) 1989
Five Plays won state and national contests and have been produced [Yale Drama School, Actor’s Studio, Barter Theater, Etc.] and Published [First Stage, Dramatic Publishing, Etc].
Screenplay: Cassandra Singing [Warner Brothers, not yet filmed]
Touching the Web of Southern Writers, UT Press, 2006 [collection of my essays on Faulkner, Warren, Agee, Wolfe, McCullers.].
Harlequin’s Stick, Charlie’s Cane [Popular Culture Press, 1975] First book to compare commedia dell’arte & silent movie comedy]
James M. Cain [Twayne, 1970] First book on Cain.
Cain’s Craft [Scarecrow Press, 1985] A more specific study of James M. Cain’s craft as a novelist and of his movie writing]
The Poetic Image in Six Genres [Southern Illinois University Press, 1969] Collection of my literary essays.
Wright Morris [Twayne, 1964] First book on Morris.
The Fiction Tutor: The Art of Writing and Reading Fiction [Harcourt Brace, 1990]
Revising Fiction: A Handbook for Writers [Plume-Penguin, 1988; nine printings]. Reprinted 2002 by Barnes and Noble Publishers.
A Primer of the Novel: For Readers and Writers [Scarecrow, 1979]. Major revision under contract.
Writers’ Revisions: An Annotated Bibliography of Articles and Books About Writers’ Revisions and Their Comments on the Creative Process [Scarecrow, 1980], with Richard Powers.
On Literature, Specific Writers, and Civil War History
Thomas Wolfe’s Civil War, ed., U. of Alabama Press, 2004, editor.
Losses and Survivors of the Sultana, UT Press, 2005, editor.
O. Henry’s Civil War Surprises, ed. Proposal submitted to U of Alabama Press.
Beyond the Battlefield: The Ordinary Life and Extraordinary Times of the Civil War Soldier [Simon and Schuster, 2000.]
The Legacy of Robert Penn Warren, LSU Press, 2000.
Classics of Civil War Fiction [University Press of Mississippi, 1991], with Peggy Bach. Reprinted, revised, by University of Alabama Press, 2000.
Rediscoveries II [Carroll and Graf, 1988]. With Peggy Bach; essays written on request by famous novelists on their favorite neglected novel.
Remembering James Agee [LSU Press, 1974; major revised edition, University of Georgia Press, 1997]
Contemporary Literary Scene [Salem Press, 1974, v. I; 1979, v. II] With Frank Magill.
Nathanael West: The Cheaters and the Cheated [Edward/Edwards Press, 1973]Rediscoveries [Crown, 1971]
American Dreams, American Nightmares [Southern Illinois University Press, 1970]
Tough Guy Writers of the Thirties [Southern Illinois University Press, 1968]
Proletarian Writers of the Thirties [Southern Illinois University Press, 1968]
Over 50; most began as invited lectures to professional societies in literature, film, popular culture, and published in major scholarly journals and many have been reprinted in anthologies. The essays are on the novel, poetry, drama, film, history, philosophy, psychology, etc., and on Faulkner, Bronte, Wolfe, McCullers, Joyce, Camus, Katherine Anne Porter, Flannery O’Connor, Hannah, Robert Penn Warren, Joyce Carol Oates, John Hawkes, William Gaddis, Nathaniel West, Ross MacDonald, James Dickey, Jules Romains, Conrad, Albee, Kurasawa, O,Neill, James Agee.
Literature Textbooks in Four Genres : [Note: First 9 now published by Heinle and Heinle, formerly Harcourt]
A Pocketful of Essays in two volumes, 
A Pocketful of Plays 
A Pocketful of Plays II 
A Pocketful of Poems 
A Pocketful of Poems II 
A Pocketful of Prose: Vintage II 
A Pocketful of Prose: Vintage 
A Pocketful of Prose: Contemporary 
Eight Classic American Novels 
The World of Fiction [Original publisher, Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1990]
Studies in the Short Story [Originally published by Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1976, etc.: 4th and 5th editions with Virgil Scott, 6th alone]
Creative Choices: A Spectrum of Quality and Technique in Fiction [Scott, Foresman, 1975]
The Popular Culture Explosion [William C. Brown Publishers, 1972, with Ray B. Browne]. Among the first on this subject.
AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL WRITINGS AND INTERVIEWS
“Cassandra Singing–On and Off Key; or How not to Write a Play.” Drama
Critique, 10 (Spring 1967), 58-70. PI
“The Agnostic Priesthood.” Discourse: A Review of the Liberal Arts, 11
(Spring 1968), 171-82.
“The Floating Tower.” The Register (Baton Rouge), 22 (1 August 1970), 16.
“The Compulsion to Tell a Story.” Journal of Popular Culture, 5 (Fall
“The Cartridge Belt.” Massachusetts Review, 13 (Autumn 1972), 681-701. As memoir.
“Marble Goddesses and Mortal Flesh: Notes for an Erotic Memoir of the
Forties.” Film Journal, 2 (September 1972), 2-19.
“The Story-teller as Benevolent Con Man.” Appalachian Heritage, 2 (Summer
“Portrait of the Artist as a Bijou Usher.” Proceedings of the Sixth
National Convention of the Popular Culture Association, Chicago, April
22-24, 1976. Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green State University
Popular Press, 1976, pp. 94-112 (microfilm).
[David Madden discussing pp. 233-39 of Bijou.] Cassette tape recording
in the Faculty Collection of the Louisiana Room, Louisiana State University
[My Credo.] Center, No. 10 (November 1977), 37.
“Performing ‘The Singer’: an Introduction to Oral Interpretation.”
Dramatics, 50 (September/October 1978), 28-32.
“Cassandra Singing as Novel, Play and Movie.” Contemporary Literary
Scene II. Ed. Frank N. Magill, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Salem
Press, 1979, pp. 181-93. Also adapted to radio commissioned by Earplay, not produced.
“Let Me Tell You the Story: Transforming the Oral Tradition.” Appalachian
Journal, 7 (Spring 1980), 210-29.
“Under the Pleasure-Dome.” Southern Exposure, 9 (Summer 1981), 36-39.
“David Madden: If a Writer’s Works Are His Life,” Contemporary Authors,
Autobiography Series, Gale Research, Volume 3, 185-2-6, 1987.
“My Brother, Sunshine” and “The Pond,” memoirs. Louisiana Review, v. 2,
Summer, 2000, 107-116.
Interviews with David Madden
1. Greg Spaid 1967
2. Sanford Pinsker, “A Conversation with David Madden.” Critique 15.3 (1973): 5-14. The interview was given in 1971.
3. Allen Wier, “Interview with David Madden.” The Penny Dreadful 3 (Spring 1974).
4. Ruth Laney, “Interview with David Madden.” Southern Review 11 (Jan. 1975):167-80. The interview took place in 1974.
5. Samuel Prestridge, “An Interview with David Madden.” Mississippi Review 6.3 (1977): 9-12.
6. Ray Jones, “An Interview with David Madden.” New Orleans Review 9.1 (Spring-Summer 1982): 29-35. The original interview was in 1980.
7. William Parrill, “Telling It Again: A Conversation with David Madden.” Louisiana Literature Fall, 1984 reprinted in The Long Haul: Conversations with Southern Authors. New York: UP of America, 1994. 39-58.
8. Jacqueline Jones. “Interview with David Madden.” WUOT-FM November 1985.
9. Jeffrey J. Folks, “Interview with David Madden on Technique in Fiction.” Southern Quarterly 25.2 (Winter 1987): 24-38. The original interview was in 1984.
10. “David Madden on Southern Literature.” Ed. A.B. Crowder. Writing in the Southern Tradition: Interviews with 5 Contemporary Authors. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1990. 164-69
11. “David Madden on Writing.” Ed. A.B. Crowder. Writing in the Southern Tradition: Interviews with 5 Contemporary Authors. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1990. 170-82.
12. Peggy Bach, “Interview with David Madden: ‘The Theatrical Image.’” The Southern Quarterly 33.2-3 (Winter-Spring 1995): 215-25. Rpt. Southern Novelists On Stage and Screen. Ed. David Madden, with George Garrett and Irving Malin. A special double issue of The Southern Quarterly (Winter-Spring 1995). The original interview was in 1994.
13. Jeffrey J. Folks, “Outside Events: Inside the Imagination: An Interview with David Madden.” New Letters 64.7 (1997): 88-105.
14. Randy Hendricks & James A. Perkins, David Madden on his Work: An Interview in David Madden: A writer for All Genres Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2006.
15. James A. Perkins, David Madden on Creative Writing 2002
16. Jeffrey J. Folks 2006
17. William Parrill, Myriad Mindedness: An Interview with David Madden 2010
AWARDS, PRIZES, LECTURESHIPS
LSU Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Award
American Association of State and Local Historians
Rockefeller Grant in Fiction [judged by Saul Bellow, Robert Penn Warren]
John Golden Fellowship in Playwriting, Yale Drama School
Raney Fellowship, Bread Loaf Writers Conference
National Council on the Arts Award for Fiction [judged by Walker Percy, Hortense Calisher]
New Letters Award for Best Fiction Reading for Radio
New Letters, Jack Conroy Award for the Short Story
Pearl Setzer Deal Award for Religious Drama
University of Tennessee State Wide One Act Play Contest (three times)
Baton Rouge Little Theater National Playwriting Contest
University of Nebraska National Playwriting Contest
Gitlin Prize for best essay on Thomas Wolfe, Thomas Wolfe Society
David Madden, Special collections, University of Tennessee Libraries
David Madden Collection of Civil War Novels, Special Collections, Louisiana State University Libaries
CRITICAL WRITING ON MADDEN”
Bamberger, William C. “Madden, (Jerry) David.” Contemporary Novelists, 4th ed., edited by D. L. Kirkpatrick. London: St. James, 1986. 555-58.
Garrett, George. “Cassandra Singing by David Madden.” Southern Excursions: Views on Southern Letters in My Time. Ed. James Conrad McKinley. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2003. 115-18.
Kirsch, Robert. “David Madden, Tough Guy Writers of the Thirties.” Lives, Works, and Transformations: A Quarter Century of Book Reviews and Essays. Santa Barbara: Capra Press, 1978. 80-81.
Pinsker, Sanford. “The Mixed Cords of David Madden’s Cassandra Singing. Critique: Studies in Modern Fiction, Vol. 15, no. 2, 1973. 15-26. Rpt. In Sanford Pinsker, Between Two Worlds: The American Novel in the 1960’s. Troy, New York: The Whitston Publishing Company, 1980. 103-14.
Richards, Jeffrey H. “David Madden.” Contemporary Poets, Dramatists, Essayists, and Novelists o the South: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook. Eds. Robert Bain and Joseph M. Flora. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press. 1994. 308-18.
Straub, Deborah A. “Madden, (Jerry) David.” Contemporary Authors. New Revision Series. Vol. 4, edited by Ann Evory. Detroit: Gale Research, 1981. 393-96.
Ward, William S. “David Madden.” A Literary History of Kentucky. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1988. 401-03.