A chapter from Marilyn R. Chandler's Dwelling in the Text: Houses in American Fiction claiming that "the idea of the house as 'psychological space' reaches an epitome in Poe". With in-depth analysis of several excerpts from the story.
An extensive analysis of the story by Elena V. Baraban of the University of Victoria exploring the motivations of the murderous protagonist, with assessments of other critical interpretations and close readings of key sections.
A study by Steffany Drozdo of the University of Kentucky asserting that Puig destroys the "binary ideological structure" proposed by several other critics as evaluations of this novel's central protagonists.
An essay by Wes Chapman of Illinois Wesleyan University exploring gender issues in this novel, particularly in regards to them having a sufficient political base. There is recourse to several theorists and analysis of numerous excerpts from Pynchon's text.
An essay by Justin Scott Coe of Claremont Graduate University examining various issues relating to religion and history, and their treatment in Pynchon's novel. With analysis of several excerpts from the text.
An essay by Christy L. Burns of the College of William and Mary which analyzes in detail many aspects of this novel, including the relationship between the titular characters, the author's narrative techniques, and the work's association with postmodern concepts.