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1994 ·
·3.82·200 Ratings ·772 Pages
“ If your life's work can be accomplished in your lifetime, you're not thinking big enough. ” ― Wes Jackson
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  • Not-Knowing: The Essays and Interviews of Donald Barthelme

    ·4.02·268 Ratings
    When Donald Barthelme died at the age of 58, he was perhaps the most imitated (if not emulated) practitioner of American literature. Caustic, slyly observant, transgressive, verbally scintillating, Barthelme's essays, stories, and novels redefined a gener
  • Lost in the Funhouse

    ·3.71·4,813 Ratings
    Barth's lively, highly original collection of short pieces is a major landmark of experimental fiction. Though many of the stories gathered here were published separately, there are several themes common to them all, giving them new meaning in the context
  • The Sot-Weed Factor

    ·4.08·5,670 Ratings
    Considered by critics to be Barth's most distinguished masterpiece, The Sot-Weed Factor has acquired the status of a modern classic. Set in the late 1600s, it recounts the wildly chaotic odyssey of hapless, ungainly Ebenezer Cooke, sent to the New World t
  • The Floating Opera and The End of the Road

    ·4.03·1,884 Ratings
    The Floating Opera and The End Of The Road are John Barth's first two novels.  Their relationship to each other is evident not only in their ribald subject matter but in the eccentric characters and bitterly humorous tone of the narratives.  Both conc
  • Where Three Roads Meet: Novellas

    ·3.23·95 Ratings
    From the acclaimed John Barth, "one of the greatest novelists of our time" (Washington Post Book World) and "a master of language" (Chicago Sun-Times), comes a lively triad of tales that delight in the many possibilities of language and its users.The firs
  • Chimera

    ·3.73·1,697 Ratings
    By the winner of the National Book Award and bestselling author of "The Tidewater Tales," three of the great myths of all time revisited by a modern master. Dunyazade, Scheherazade's kid sister, holds the destiny of herself and the prince who holds her ca
  • Coming Soon!!!: A Narrative

    ·3.17·100 Ratings
    In this novelistic romp that is by turns hilarious and brilliant, John Barth spoofs his own place in the pantheon of contemporary fiction and the generation of writers who have followed his literary trailblazing. Coming Soon!!! is the tale of two writers:
  • The Book of Ten Nights and a Night: Eleven Stories

    ·3.44·113 Ratings
    The Book of Ten Nights and a Night offers both a keen introduction to the genius of John Barth and a deeply human argument for the enduring value of literature. Gathering stories written throughout this postmodern master's long career, the collection span
  • Sabbatical: A Romance

    ·3.7·264 Ratings
    Subtitled "a romance", Sabbatical is the story of Susan Rachel Allan Seckler, a sharp young associate professor of early American literature - part Jewish, part Gypsy, and possibly descended from Edgar Allen Poe - and her husband Fenwick Scott Key Turner,
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