The Babysitter

Selected bibliography

Novels

  • The Origin of the Brunists (1966)
  • The Universal Baseball Association, Inc., J. Henry Waugh, Prop. (1968)
  • The Public Burning (1977)
  • Gerald's Party (1986)
  • Pinocchio in Venice (1991)
  • John's Wife (1996)
  • Ghost Town (1998)
  • The Adventures of Lucky Pierre: Director's Cut (2002)
  • Noir (2010)
  • The Brunist Day of Wrath (2014)

Short stories, novellas, plays, and collections

  • Pricksongs & Descants (1969) (collection)
  • The Babysitter (1969) (short story)
  • A Theological Position (1972) (plays)
  • A Political Fable (1980) (novella)
    • Originally published as a short story "The Cat in the Hat for President" in New American Review, 1968.
  • Spanking the Maid (1982) (novella)
  • In Bed One Night & Other Brief Encounters (1983) (collection)
  • Whatever Happened to Gloomy Gus of the Chicago Bears (1987) (novella)
  • A Night at the Movies or, You Must Remember This (1987) (themed anthology)
  • Dr. Chen's Amazing Adventure (1991) (novella)
  • Briar Rose (1996) (novella)
  • The Grand Hotels (of Joseph Cornell) (2002) (novella)
  • Stepmother (2004) (novella)
  • A Child Again (2005) (collection)
  • "The Case of the Severed Hand". Harper's Magazine 317 (1898): 74–80. July 2008. 
  • Reprinted in Noir.
  • "White-bread Jesus". Harper's Magazine 317 (1903): 79–88. December 2008. 
  • Reprinted in The Brunist Day of Wrath, Chapter I.2
  • "An Encounter". Fortnightly Review. October 2010. 
  • "The Old Man". Fortnightly Review. February 2011. 
  • "Going for a beer". The New Yorker. March 14, 2011. 
  • "Matinée". The New Yorker. July 25, 2011. 
  • "The Colonel's Daughter". The New Yorker. September 2, 2013. 
  • "The Frog Prince". The New Yorker. January 27, 2014. 
  • "The Waitress". The New Yorker. May 19, 2014. 
  • "The Crabapple Tree". The New Yorker. January 12, 2015. 

Non-fiction

  • The End of Books (1992) (essay)

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