A few dissertations have been identified which examine the writings of J.L. Carr and some articles online or extracts in academic journals. I am sure that thare are more books than are listed here that discuss the novels of J.L. Carr.
Conrad in two novels by J.L. Carr. Conradiana 22 (2): 94-100.
A summary of the plot of A Month in the Country written from the perspective of Birkin. In a section of a medical journal called
Medicine and the Arts.
And I found myself looking through another window at a darker landscape inhabited by neither the present nor the past. Recovering identity in A Month in the Country.
This chapter investigates the relation of idleness to nostalgic Englishness in Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisted (1945), J.L. Carr's A Month in the Country (1980) and Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day (1989).
This dissertation uses Foucault's concept of
technologies of the self to examine three texts from 1980s British literature for the ways that postmodern writers compose the self. The first chapter
Liminality and the Art of Self-Composition explores the ways in which liminal space and time contributes to the self-composition in J.L. Carr's hybrid Victorian/postmodern novel A Month in the Country (1980).
Laura Freeman, an anorexic, describes how she was given A Month in the Country to read by someone at Daunt Books on Marylebone High Street, and explains how the food cooked by Mrs Ellerbeck was used to show concern for Tom Birkin, damaged by his experiences in the war. Is this an example of Carr as therapy of sorts?
An article about heat in the novels of L.P. Hartley (The Go-Between), Ian McEwan (Atonement), Edith Wharton (Sag Harbour) and J.L. Carr (A Month in the Country).