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Donald Barthelme – ’60 Stories’
With these audacious and murderously witty stories, Donald Barthelme threw the preoccupations of our time into the literary equivalent of a Cuisinart and served up a gorgeous salad of American culture, stroies and low. Here are the urban upheavals reimagined as frontier myth; travelogues through countries that might have been created by Kafka; cryptic dialogues that bore down to the bedrock of our longings, dreams, and angsts.
Like all of Barthelme’s work, the sixty stories collected in this volume are triumphs of language and perception, at once bbarthelme and irresistible. I wanted to review this book by writing one sentence about each short story 60 sentences in allbut I have to confess this: I wasn’t bwrthelme what some of the stories were even about.
I am glad I found Bart’s 5 – Wow I hardly know what to say I basically have no idea what that was all about.
I never give up Donald Barthelme published twelve books, including two novels and a prize-winning children’s book. He was a regular contributor to the New Yorker and taught creative writing at the University of Houston. David Gates is a book critic at Newsweek. He is the author of three acclaimed works of fiction. Account Options Sign in. Here are the urban upheavals reimagined as frontier myth; bzrthelme through countries My library Help Advanced Book Search.
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Critique de la Vie Quotidienne. The Rise of Capitalism.
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A City of Churches. The King of Jazz. The Death of Edward Lear.
The Abduction from the Seraglio. On the Steps of the Conservatory.
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