ARTICLES & PRESS REVIEWS

When I first started this site in 2001, there was hardly any information available on Edward Whittemore, except a few articles on the web by Jeff VanderMeer and Erik Davis who both kindly allowed me to reproduce them on the site. Information also came from Tom Wallace who provided me with his and Judy Karasik's memoirs. Since then there has been an opening of the floodgates and information has been forthcoming from a number of sources, most notably from Mike Simanoff who sent me a treasure trove of articles and reviews from the past and also put together a bibliography of writings on Whittemore. Some of the reviews mentioned in the bibliography are hard to come by, so if anyone has copies of these they will be gratefully accepted either electronically or in hard copy. And of course, any contributions to First Impressions would be welcome too.
Recent Articles
  Review of Jerusalem Poker by William Alfred Kern on Spendidezine.
  More Readers discover best unknown novelist - by Amelia Thomas, Christian Science Monitor
August 24, 2005
  Trachtenberg, Stanley. "Defenders of Jerusalem" - Times Literary Supplement,
13 February 2004.
A copy of this article is available on request
  The Maximalist: rediscovering Edward Whittemore's epic invention - by David Cozy, Harper's Magazine, June 2003. A copy of this article is available on request
  Edward Whittemore - a Bookmunch Hero.
Review of Whittemore's books - by Gary K Wolfe, from Locus Magazine, March 2003
Review of Quin's Shanghai Circus - by Jeff Topham, February 2003
Dreaming of Jerusalem - The Novels of Edward Whittemore - by Anne Sydenham, New York Review of Science Fiction, January 2003 (now on Fantastic Metropolis) Fantastic Metropolis is presently down for maintenance (8/7/13)
Review of Quin's Shanghai Circus - by Jeff VanderMeer, SF Site, December 2002
Review of the Jerusalem Quartet - by Jeff VanderMeer, from Locus Online, November 2002
Midday in Jerusalem: Weird Serial Fiction With Middle Eastern Settings - The Agony Column for Monday, April 22, 2002 by Rick Kleffel
A Secret History of Our Time - by Paul Di Fillipo, an excerpt from an article in Washington Post Book World, 2002
Quin's Shanghai Circus - An introduction to the Old Earth Books edition by John Nichols, 2002
Edward Whittemore's Sinai Tapestry - An Introduction to the Old Earth Books edition by Jay Neugeboren, 2002
Jerusalem Poker - An introduction to the Old Earth Books edition by Lesley Hazleton, 2002
Nile Shadows - An introduction to the Old Earth Books edition by Ben Gibberd, 2002
Jericho Mosaic - An introduction to the Old Earth Books edition by Jim Hougan, 2002
An Editorial Relationship - a memoir by Judy Karasik, 2001
Our Best Unknown Novelist - a memoir by Thomas Wallace, 2001 Updated 29 May 2013
THE VAGABONDS - A review of the Jerusalem Quartet by Erik Davis, Village Voice Literary Supplement, 2000
Nine Fantasy Novels That Should Be Made Into Films by Jonathan Carroll, Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine,1998
  Locus Magazine Obituary, October 1995
  New York Times Obituary August 1995 by Wolfgang Saxon
"In Pursuit of the Imagination - An Overview of Nine Elusive Books" (excerpt) by Jeff VanderMeer, 1995
Obscure Character - an article on Edward Whittemore and his books by Mitch Pilcer, The Jerusalem Post, 1995
First Impressions - The Edward Whittemore Appreciation Society - various short pieces by visitors to the site
Old Press Reviews
Review of Jericho Mosaic by Jay Neugeboren, The Philadelphia Inquirer,1987
A Message of Mideast Hope - A review of Jericho Mosaic by Kathleen Christison, St Petersburg Times. 1987
A Spy Divided - A review of Jericho Mosaic by Robert Elegant, New York Times Book Review, 1987
Promotional article on Jericho Mosaic from Book News, 1987
Jerusalem '83 - The Jerusalem Quartet by Herbert Lottman, Publishers Weekly, 1983
Three Short Reviews from Library Journal & UPI - 1982 - 1987
Fantastic Reality - A review of Sinai Tapestry & Jerusalem Poker by Lesley Hazleton, Jerusalem Post, 1979
Catholicism Beserk in the Holy Land - A review of Jerusalem Poker by Jim Hougan, Harpers Magazine 1978
Deuces High -A review of Jerusalem Poker by Thomas M Disch, Times Literary Supplement, 1978 (warning: this review is quite negative)
Cosmic Cuts - A review of Sinai Tapestry by Eric Korn, Times Literary Supplement, 1978
History on a Magic Carpet - A review of Sinai Tapestry by Anthony Heilbut, The Nation, 1977
The Oriental Quest of an Orphan from the Bronx - A review of Quin's Shanghai Circus by Jerome Charyn, New York Times Book Review,1974
  Chinks in the Armor - A review of Quin's Shanghai Circus by J.S, Time Magazine 24 June 1974