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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, high 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 unsettling and irresistible.

About the Author

Donald Barthelme (1931-1989) 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. In his career, he won a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Book Award, and a National Institute of Arts and Letters Award, among others.

David Gates is a book critic at Newsweek. He is the author of three acclaimed works of fiction.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140153002
Author:
Barthelme, Donald
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Gates, David
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Experimental fiction, American
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Contemporary American fiction
Series Volume:
429
Publication Date:
19930401
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
7.75x5.06x.89 in. .68 lbs.

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