Note: This is a working bibliography that encompasses the works of Frank Yerby, reviews of his work, and literary criticism. The majority of the bibliography was compiled by James L. Hill and appears in Steven Tracy’s Writes of the Black Chicago Renaissance (2011).

Adams, Catherine. “Frank Yerby in Jack Conroy’s New Anvil.” Making Modernism. The Newberry.

“Back in U.S., “Frank Yerby Tells Why He Hates Racial Tags.” Jet (1960):4-5.

Bell, Bernard W. The Afro-American Novel and Its Traditions. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1987.

Benson, Brian J. “Frank Yerby.” In Southern Writers, edited by Louis Rubin, Robert Bain, and Joseph M. Flora. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1979, 510-11.

Benson, Joseph. “The Dahomean: An Historical Novel.” In Masterpieces of African American Literature, edited by Frank N. Magill. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1992, 131-33.

Bone, Robert. “Richard Wright and the Chicago Renaissance.” Callaloo 9, no. 3 (Summer 1986): 446-68.

Brown, Stephanie. The Postwar African American Novel: Protest and Discontent, 1945-1950. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2011.

Butcher, Phillip. “In Print: Our Raceless Writers.” Opportunity 26 (1948): 113-15.

Campenni, Frank. “Frank Yerby.” Contemporary Novelists. New York: St. Martin’s Press 1972, 1416—19.

Chandler, Lewis G. “Coming of Age: A Note on American Negro Novelists.” Phylon 9 (1948): 25—29.

Charles, John C. Abandoning the Black Hero: Sympathy and Privacy in the Postwar African American White-Life Novel. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2013.

Crawford, Valerie Mathews. “Middle Ground: Frank Yerby’s Novels in the African American Literary Tradition.” Dissertation, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1999.

Crowther, Bosley. “‘Foxes of Harrow,’ Fox Film, Starring Rex Harrison and Maureen O’Hara, Bill at Roxy-’Desert Fury’ at Paramount.” New York Times. 25 Sept. 1947, 35.

“Five American Negro Authors.” Salute 3 (1948): 48-49.

Fleming, KaToya Ellis. “You Never Can Tell About A River.” The Oxford American.

Ford, Nick Aaron. “Four Popular Novelists.” Phylon 25 (1954): 29—39.

Fuller, Hoyt W. “Famous Writer Faces a Challenge: After 20 Romantic Bestsellers, Frank Yerby Now Wants to Write Novels of Significance.” Ebony, June 1966, pp. 188-194.

Glasrud, Bruce A. and Laurie Champion. “The Fishes and the Poet’s Hands: Frank Yerby, A Black Author in White America.” Journal of American and Comparative Cultures 23 (2000): 15-22.

Gloster, Hugh. “The Significance of Frank Yerby.” 7he Crisis 55 (1948): 12-13.

“The Golden Corn: He Writes to Please.” Time 64 (1954):97.

Graham, Maryemma.”Frank Yerby, King of the Costume Novel.” Essence 6 (October 1975):70-71, 88-92.

Hill, James L. “An Interview with Frank Garvin Yerby.” Resources for American Literary Study 21 (1995): 206—39.

—. “The Anti-Heroic Hero in Frank Yerby’s Historical Novels.” In Perspectives of Black Popular Culture, edited by Harry B. Shaw. Bowling Green, Ohio: Popular Culture Association, 1990, 5—16.

—.”Anti-Heroic Perspectives: The Life and Works of Frank Garvin Yerby.” Dissertation, University of Iowa, 1976.

—. “Between Philosophy and Race: Images of Blacks in the Fiction of Frank Yerby.” Umoja 4 (1980): 5—16.

—. “Frank Garvin Yerby.” In Writers of the Black Chicago Renaissance, edited by Steven C. Tracy. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2011, 386-412.

—. “Frank Yerby.” In Oxford Companion to African American Literature, edited by William L. Andrews, Frances Smith Foster and Trudier Harris. New York: Oxford University Press,1997, 797-98.

Hill, William W. “Behind the Magnolia Mask: Frank Yerby as Critic of the South.” Master’s Thesis, Auburn University, 1968.

Hughes, Carl M. The Negro Novelist, 1940-1950. New York: Citadel Press, 1953, 149-59, 236-38.

Hughes, Langston. “Matter for a Book.” Simple Speaks His Mind. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1950, 60-64.

Jackson, Blyden. “Silver Foxes.” The Journal of Negro Education, 15.4 (Autumn 1946): 649-652.

Jarrett, Gene Andrew. “The Race Problem was Not a Theme for Me.” Deans and Truants: Race and Realism in African American Literature. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007, 143-166.

Jarrett, Thomas. “Recent Fiction by Negroes.” College English 16 (1954): 85-91.

—. “Toward Unfettered Creativity: A Note on the Negro Novelist’s Coming of Age.” Phylon (1950): 313-17.

Jerng, Mark A. “Reconstruction of Racial Perception: Margaret Mitchell’s and Frank Yerby’s Plantation Romances.”New Approaches to Gone With the Wind ed. James A Crank. Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 2015, 38-65.

Klotman, Phyllis R. “A Harrowing Experience: Frank Yerby’s First Novel to Film.” CLA Journal 31 (1987): 210—22.

Kolb, Carolyn. “Frank Yerby and Marcus Christian: Conflict in black and white.” New Orleans Magazine 41.4 (Jan. 2007): 132-33.

Locke Alain L. “A Critical Retrospect of Literature of the Negro for 1947.” Phylon 9 (1948):3-12.

Lupac, Alan C. “Frank Yerby’s Wisdom.” Notes on Contemporary Literature 7 (1977): 8.

Match, Richard. “The Vulpine Master of Harrow.” New York Times, 10 Feb. 1946, 118.

Middleton, Laura Ferguson. “Shifting Perspectives: A Reevaluation of Frank Garvin Yerby.” Master’s Thesis, Baylor University, 1996.

Moore, Jack B. “The Guilt of the Victim: Racial Themes in Some Frank Yerby Novels.” Journal of Popular Culture 8 (1975): 746—56.

Morgan, Gwendolyn. “Challenging the Black Aesthetic: The Silencing of Frank Yerby.” Florida A&M University Research Bulletin 35 (1993): 19-30.

Parker, Jeffrey. “Frank Yerby.” In Afro-American Writers, 1940-1955, edited by Trudier Harris and Thadious M. Davis. Detroit: Gale Research Inc., 1988, 222-31.

Penkower, Monty Noam. The Federal Writers’ Project. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1977, 66, 133, 146, 227.

Pratt, Louis Hill. “Frank Garvin Yerby.” In Contemporary African American Novelists: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook, edited by Emmanuel S. Nelson. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1999, 505-11.

—. “Frank Yerby.” In Critical Survey of Short Fiction, edited by Frank N. Magill. Englewood Cliff, N.J.: Salem, 1981, 2475—80.

Reedy, Daniel R. “Vision Del Caribe en Las Novelas De Frank Yerby.” In Lydia Cabrera, edited by Reinaldo Sanchez and Jose A. Madrigal. Miami: Ediciones Universal, 1978, 229—40.

Runton, Gloria Cecelia. “The Life and Novels of Frank Garvin Yerby.” Master’s Thesis, Florida State University, 1959.

Shockley, Ann A. and Sue P. Chandler. Living Black American Authors. New York: Bowker Company, 1973, 177.

Smiles, Robin V. “Uncovering Frank Yerby.” Black Issues in Higher Education 21 (2004): 28.

Teutsch, Matthew. “African American Novelist Frank Yerby’s Writings on Race.” African American Intellectual History Society. Jan. 31, 2018.

—. “Frank Yerby and Lillian Smith: Challenging the Myths of Whiteness.” The Bitter Southerner.

—. “Frank Yerby’s Challenge to the Myth of White Southern Womanhood.” Unlikely Stories Mark V.

—. “’Our Women. . . are Ladies’: Frank Yerby’s Deconstruction of White Southern Womanhood in Speak Now.” CLAJ 60.3 (March 2017): 334-347.

Thomas, Will. “Negro Writers of Pulp Fiction.” Negro Digest 8 (1950):81-84.

Turner, Darwin T. “Frank Yerby: Golden Debunker.” Black Books Bulletin 1 (1972): 4—9, 30—33.

—. “The Negro Novelist and the South.” Southern Humanities Review 1 (1967): 21—29.

Watson, Veronica. “Demythologizing Whiteness in Frank Yerby’s The Foxes of Harrow.” Journal of Ethnic American Literature 1 (2011): 90-110.

—. “‘Shaping herself into a dutiful wife’: Demythologizing White Femininity and the White Home in Frank Yerby’s The Foxes of Harrow and Zora Neale Hurston’s Seraph on the Suwanee.” The Souls of White Folks: African American Writers Theorize Whiteness. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2013. 59-102.

Ward, Theodore. “Five Negro Novelists: Revolt and Retreat.” Mainstream (1947): 110.

Woodley, Lisa. American Voices of the Chicago Renaissance. Dekalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2000, 12—13, 121—50.

“Frank Yerby.” African American Writers, A-Z, edited by Philip Bader. New York: Facts on File, Inc., 2004, 263-65.

“Frank Yerby.” Beacham’s Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction, edited by Kirk H. Beetz. Osprey, Fla.: Beacham Publishing Company, 1996, 2003—7.

“Frank Yerby.” Black Literary Criticism, edited by James P. Draper. Detroit: Gale Research Inc., 2022-31.

“Frank Yerby.” Black Writers: A Selection of Sketches from Contemporary Authors, edited by Linda Metzger. Detroit: Gale Research Inc., 1989, 613—16.

“Frank Yerby.” Contemporary Authors. Detroit: Gale Research Inc., 1974, 985-86.

“Frank Yerby.” Contemporary Authors, New Revision Series, edited by Linda Metzger and Deborah Straub. Detroit: Gale Research Inc., 1986, 466-71.

“Frank Yerby.” Contemporary Literary Criticism, edited by Sharon R. Gunton and Jean C. Stine. Detroit: Gale Research Inc., 1982, 487—91.

“Frank Yerby.” Major 20th-Century Writers: A Selection of Sketches from Contemporary Authors, edited by Bryan Ryan. Detroit: Gale Research Inc., 1991, 3267-69.

Yerby, Frank. “A Brief Historical Sketch of the Little Theatre in the Negro college,” Quarterly Journal of Florida A&M University 10 (1940: 27-32.

—. A Darkness at Ingraham’s crest: A Tale of the Slaveholding South. New York: Dial Press, 1979; London: Grenada, 1981.

—.”A Date with Vera.” Fisk Herald 31 (1937): 16-17.

—. An odor of Sanctity: A Novel of Medieva1 Moorish Spain. New York: Dial Press, 1965; London: Heinemann, 1966.

—. A Rose for Ana Maria. New York: Dial Press, 1976; London: Heinemann, 1976.

—. A Woman Called Fancy. New York: Dial Press, 1951; London: Heinemann, 1952.

—. Benton’s Row. New York: Dial Press, 1954; London: Heinemann, 1955.

—. “Bitter Lotus.” Fisk Herald 31 (1937): 22.

—. “Brevity.” Challenge 1 (1934): 27.

—. Bride of Liberty. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1954; London, Heinemann, 1955.

—.”A Calm after Storm.” Shards 4 (1936): 20.

—. Captain Rebel. New York: Dial Press, 1956; London, Heinemann, 1957.

—. Devilseed. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1984; London: Grenada, 1984.

—. “Drought.” Challenge 1 (1935): 15.

—. Fairoaks. New York: Dial Press, 1957; London: Heinemann, 1958.

—. Floodtide. New York: Dial Press, 1950; London: Heinemann, 1951.

—. Gillian. New York: Dial Press, 1960; London: Heinemann, 1961.

—. Goat Song: A Novel of Ancient Greece. New York: Dial Press, 1967; London: Heinemann, 1968.

—. Griffin’s Way. New York: Dial Press, 1962; London: Heinemann, 1963.

—. Hail the Conquering Hero. New York: Dial Press, 1977; London: Heinemann, 1978.

—. “Health Card.” Harper’s 188 (1944): 448-53.

—. “How and Why I Write the Costume Novel.” Harper’s 219 (1959):45-150.

—. Jarrett’s Jade. New York: Dial Press, 1959; London: Heinemann, 1960.

—. Judas, My Brother: The Story of the Thirteenth Disciple. New York: Dial Press, 1968; London: Heinemann, 1969.

—. “Look Not Upon Me.”

—. “Love Story.” The Paineite (1937): 15-16.

—. McKenzie’s Hundred. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1985; London: Grafton, 1986.

—. “Miracles.” Challenge 1 (1934): 27.

—. “My Brother Went to College.” Tomorrow 5 (1946):9-12.

—. Pride’s Castle. New York: Dial Press, 1949; London: Heinemann, 1950.

—. “Problems Confronting the Little Theatre in the Negro College.” Southern University Bulletin 27 (1941): 96—103.

—. “Roads Going Down.” Common Ground 5 (Summer 1945):67-72.

—. “Salute to the Flag.” The Paineite 16.1 (1936): 4, 13, 23.

—. Speak Now: A Modern Novel. New York: Dial Press, 1969; London: Heinemann, 1973.

—. “Supper for Louis.”

—. The Dahomean: An Historical Novel. New York: Dial Press, 1971. Republished as The Man from Dahomey. London: Heinemann, 1971.

—. The Devil’s Laughter. New York: Dial Press, 1953; London: Heinemann, 1954.

—. “The Fishes and the Poet’s Hand.” Fisk Herald 31 (1938): 10-11.

—. The Foxes of Harrow. New York: Dial Press, 1946; London: Heinemann, 1947.

—. The Garfield Honor. New York: Dial Press, 1961; London: Heinemann, 1962.

—. The Girl from Storyville: A Victorian Novel. New York: Dial Press, 1972; London: Heinemann, 1972.

—. The Golden Hawk. New York: Dial Press, 1948; London: Heinemann, 1949.

—. “The Helicopter.”

—. “The Homecoming.” Common Ground 6 (1946):41-47.

—. “The Little Theater in the Negro College.” Master’s Thesis, Fisk University, 1938.

—. The Old Gods Laugh: A Modern Romance. New York: Dial Press, 1964; London: Heinemann, 1964.

—. “The Quality of Courage.”

—. The Saracen Blade. New York: Dial Press, 1952; London: Heinemann, 1953.

—. The Serpent and the Staff. New York: Dial Press, 1958; London: Heinemann, 1959.

—. “The Schoolhouse of Compere Antoine.”

—. “The Thunder of God.” New Anvil 1 (1939): 5—8.

—. The Treasure of Pleasant Valley. New York: Dial Press, 1955; London: Heinemann, 1956.

—. The Vixens. New York: Dial Press, 1947; London: Heinemann, 1948.

—. The Voyage Unplanned. New York: Dial Press, 1974; London: Heinemann, 1974.

—. “Three Sonnets.” Challenge 1 (1936): 11—12.

—. “To a Seagull.” Challenge 1 (1935): 15.

—. Tobias and the Angel. New York: Dial Press, 1975; London: Heinemann, 1975.

—.”Weltschmerz.” Shards 4 (1936): 9

—. Western: A Saga of the Great Plains. New York: Dial Press, 1982; London: Grenada, 1983.

—. “White Magnolias.” Phylon 5 (1944): 319—26.

—. “Wisdom.” Arts Quarterly 1 (1937): 34.

—. “You Are a Part of Me.” Fisk Herald 31 (1937): 15.

—. “Young Man Afraid.” Fisk Herald 31 (1937): 10—11.

%d bloggers like this: