Works

Excerpted from Wikipedia

The complete listing of Paul Goodman’s works is below. For works still in print, visit our Bookstore.

Nonfiction

  • Pieces of Three, with Meyer Liben and Edouard Roditi (Harrington Park, N.J.: 5 X 8 Press, 1942)
  • Art and Social Nature. (New York: Vinco Publishing Company, 1946)
  • Kafka's Prayer. (New York: Vanguard Press, 1947); reprinted (New York: Stonehill, 1976)
  • Communitas: Means of Livelihood and Ways of Life, with Percival Goodman (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1947); revised 2nd edition (New York: Vintage Books, 1960); revised 3rd edition (New York: Columbia University Press, 1990)
  • Gestalt Therapy: Excitement and Growth in the Human Personality. with Frederick S. Perls and Ralph Hefferline [volume two, "Novelty, Excitement, and Growth," by Goodman] (New York: Julian Press, 1951); reprinted (Highland, New York: The Gestalt Journal Press, 1994)
  • The Structure of Literature. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1954)
  • Speaking and Language: Defence of Poetry. (New York: Random House, 1971)
  • Growing Up Absurd: Problems of Youth in the Organized System. (New York: Random House, 1960; London: Victor Gollancz, 1961)
  • Utopian Essays and Practical Proposals. (New York: Random House, 1962)
  • The Community of Scholars. (New York: Random House, 1962)
  • Drawing the Line. (New York: Random House, 1962)
  • The Society I Live In Is Mine. (New York: Horizon Press, 1962)
  • Compulsory Mis-education. (New York: Horizon Press, 1964)
  • Seeds of Liberation, edited by Goodman (New York: George Braziller, 1964)
  • People or Personnel. (New York: Random House, 1965)
  • The Moral Ambiguity of America. [Massey Lectures, Sixth Series] (Toronto: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 1966); published in the U.S. as Like a Conquered Province: The Moral Ambiguity of America (New York: Random House, 1967)
  • Five Years. With an Introduction by Harold Rosenberg. (New York: Brussel & Brussel, 1966
  • The Politics of Being Queer. 1969.
  • New Reformation: Notes of a Neolithic Conservative. (New York: Random House, 1970)
  • Little Prayers and Finite Experience. (New York: Harper & Row, 1972)
  • The Writings of Paul Goodman, edited by David Ray and Taylor Stoehr, special double issue of New Letters, 42 (Winter/Spring 1976)
  • Drawing the Line: Political Essays, edited by Taylor Stoehr (New York: Free Life Editions, 1977)
  • Creator Spirit Come!: Literary Essays, edited by Taylor Stoehr (New York: Free Life Editions, 1977)
  • Nature Heals: Psychological Essays, edited by Taylor Stoehr (New York: Free Life Editions, 1977)
  • Finite Experience and Crazy Hope, edited by Taylor Stoehr (Cleveland: Gestalt Institute of Cleveland Press, 1994) [augmented edition of Little Prayers and Finite Experience]
  • Decentralizing Power: Paul Goodman’s Social Criticism, edited by Taylor Stoehr (Montreal: Black Rose Books, 1994)
  • Format and Anxiety: Paul Goodman Critiques the Media, edited by Taylor Stoehr (Brooklyn, NY: Autonomedia, 1995)

Fiction

  • The Grand Piano; or, The Almanac of Alienation. (San Francisco: Colt Press, 1942) [volume one ofThe Empire City (1959)]
  • The State of Nature. (New York: Vanguard Press, 1946) [volume two of The Empire City (1959)]
  • The Copernican Revolution. (Saugatuck, Conn.: 5 X 8 Press, 1946)
  • The Break-Up of Our Camp and Other Stories. (Norfolk, Conn.: New Directions, 1949)
  • The Dead of Spring. (Glen Gardner, N.J.: Libertarian Press, 1950) [volume three of The Empire City(1959)]
  • Parents' Day (Saugatuck, Conn.: 5 X 8 Press, 1951); reprinted (Santa Barbara, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1985)
  • The Empire City. (Indianapolis & New York; Bobbs-Merrill, 1959); reprinted (New York: Vintage, 1977); reprint (Santa Rosa, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 2001)
  • Our Visit to Niagara. (New York: Horizon Press, 1960)
  • Making Do. (New York: Macmillan, 1963)
  • Adam and His Works: Collected Stories. (New York: Vintage Books, 1968)
  • The Break-Up of Our Camp, Stories 1932-1935, volume one of The Collected Stories, edited by Taylor Stoehr (Santa Barbara, CA.: Black Sparrow Press, 1978)
  • A Ceremonial, Stories 1936-1940, volume two of The Collected Stories, edited by Taylor Stoehr (Santa Barbara, CA.: Black Sparrow Press, 1978)
  • The Facts of Life, Stories 1940-1949, volume three of The Collected Stories, edited by Taylor Stoehr (Santa Barbara, CA.: Black Sparrow Press, 1979)
  • Don Juan: or, The Continuum of the Libido, edited by Taylor Stoehr (Santa Barbara, CA.: Black Sparrow Press, 1979)
  • The Galley to Mytilene, Stories 1949-1960, volume four of The Collected Stories, edited by Taylor Stoehr (Santa Barbara, CA.: Black Sparrow Press, 1980)

 

Poetry & Plays

  • Stop-Light: Five Dance Poems. (Harrington Park, N.J.: 5 X 8 Press, 1941)
  • The Facts of Life. (New York: Vanguard Press, 1945; London: Editions Poetry London [Nicholson & Watson], 1946)
  • The Lordly Hudson: Collected Poems. (New York: Macmillan, 1962)
  • Three Plays: The Young Disciple, Faustina, Jonah. (New York: Random House, 1965)
  • Hawkweed: Poems. (New York: Random House, 1967)
  • North Percy. (Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1968)
  • The Open Look, with photographs by Stefan Congrat-Butlar (New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1969)
  • Tragedy & Comedy: Four Cubist Plays. (Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1970)
  • Homespun of Oatmeal Gray: Poems. (New York: Random House, 1970)
  • Collected Poems, edited by Taylor Stoehr. With a memoir by George Dennison. (New York: Random House, 1973)

Secondary literature

  • Stoehr, Taylor, Here, Now, Next: Paul Goodman and the Origins of Gestalt Therapy.
  •  "Paul Goodman and the Grand Community," Hayden Carruth, from SELECTED ESSAYS AND REVIEWS, 1996, Copper Canyon Press.
  • Nicely, Tom, 1979. Adam & His Work: a bibliography of sources by and about Paul Goodman (1911–1972). Scarecrow Press.
  • "On Paul Goodman", in "Under the Sign of Saturn: Essays" by Susan Sontag (New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1980)
  • "Artist of the Actual: Essays on Paul Goodman," edited by Peter Parisi (Metuchen, NJ, Scarecrow Press, 1986).