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Publisher Comments:

William H. Gass has written of Donald Barthelme that "he has permanently enlarged our perception of the possibilities open to short fiction." In Forty Stories, the companion volume to Sixty Stories, we encounter a dazzling array of subjects: Paul Klee, Goethe, Captain Blood, modern courtship, marriage and divorce, armadillos, and other unique Barthelmean flights of fancy. These pithy, brilliantly acerbic pieces tangle with the ludicrous, pose questions that remain unresolved, and challenge familiar bits of language heretofore unexamined. Forty Stories demonstrates Barthelme's unrivaled ability to surprise, to stimulate, and to explore.

About the Author

Donald Barthelme (1931 &1989) was the author of seventeen books and the winner of a National Book Award.

Rick Moody is the author of several books, most recently the memoir The Black Veil.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140112450
Author:
Barthelme, Donald
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Eggers, Dave
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Experimental fiction, American
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Contemporary American Fiction
Series Volume:
v.2.
Publication Date:
19890401
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.79x5.10x.52 in. .42 lbs.

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