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Barthelme, Donald

Overview
Works: 117 works in 758 publications in 13 languages and 32,883 library holdings
Genres: Experimental fiction  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Literature  Interviews  Exhibition catalogs  Juvenile works  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, zxx
Classifications: PS3552.A76, 813.54
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Sixty stories by Donald Barthelme( Book )

55 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margins; A Shower of Gold; Me and Miss Mandible; For I'm the Boy; Will You Tell Me?; The Balloon; The President; Game; Alice; Robert Kennedy Saved from Drowning; Report; The Dolt; See the Moon?; The Indian Uprising; Views of My Father Weeping; Paraguay; On Angels; The Phantom of the Opera's Friend; City Life; Kierkegaard Unfair to Schlegel; The Falling Dog; The Policemen's Ball; The Glass Mountain; Critique de la Vie Quotidienne; The Sandman; Traumerei; The Rise of Capitalism; A City of Churches; Daumier; The Party; Eugenei Grandet; Nothing: A Preliminary Account; A Manual for Sons; At the End of the Mechanical Age; Rebecca; The Captured Woman; I Bought a Little City; the Sergeant; The School; The Great Hug; Our Work and Why We Do It; The Crisis; Cortes and Montezuma; The New Music; The Zombies; The King of Jazz; Morning; The Death of Edward Lear; The Abduction from the Seraglio; On the Steps of the Conservatory; The Leap; Aria; The Emerald; How I Write My Songs; The Farewell; The Emperor; Thailand; Heroes; Bishop; Grandmother's House
The dead father by Donald Barthelme( Book )

61 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dead Father is a gargantuan half-dead, half-alive, part mechanical, wise, vain, powerful being who still has hopes for himself--even while he is being dragged by means of a cable toward a mysterious goal. In this extraordinary novel, marked by the imaginative use of language that influenced a generation of fiction writers, Donald Barthelme offered a glimpse into his fictional universe. As Donald Antrim writes in his introduction, "Reading The Dead Father, one has the sense that its author enjoys an almost complete artistic freedom ... a permission to reshape, misrepresent, or even ignore the world as we find it ... Laughing along with its author, we escape anxiety and feel alive."
City life by Donald Barthelme( Book )

61 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nouvelles extraites de deux recueils publiés en anglais sous les titres City life et Sadness, évoquant la vie citadine et son rythme chaotique, ses monstres et ses merveilles
Snow White by Donald Barthelme( Book )

89 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel of the absurd, paraphrasing the familiar fairy tale. Modern setting
Forty stories by Donald Barthelme( Book )

45 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of pithy, brilliantly acerbic pieces is a companion to Sixty Stories, Barthelme's earlier retrospective volume. Barthelme spotlights the idiosyncratic, haughty, sometimes downright ludicrous behavior of human beings, but it is style rather than content which takes precedence
Sadness by Donald Barthelme( Book )

31 editions published between 1972 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paradise by Donald Barthelme( Book )

28 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon, a middle-aged architect separated from his wife, is given the chance to live out a stereotypical male fantasy: freed from the travails of married life, he ends up living with three nubile lingerie models who use him as a sexual object. Set in the 1980s, there's further tension between Simon's desire to exploit this stereotypical fantasy and his (as well as the author's) desire to treat the women as human beings, despite the women's claims that Simon can't distinguish between their personalities. Employing a variety of forms, Barthelme gracefully plays with this setup, creating a story that's not just funny--although it's definitely that--but actually quite melancholy, as Simon knows that the women's departure is inevitable, that this "paradise" will come to an end, and that he'll be left with only an empty house, booze, and regrets about chances not taken. --Powells
Amateurs by Donald Barthelme( Book )

20 editions published between 1976 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great days by Donald Barthelme( Book )

18 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guilty pleasures by Donald Barthelme( Book )

19 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The king by Donald Barthelme( Book )

31 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dunkirk has fallen, the Americans have not yet entered the war, and King Arthur and his Knights of the Table Round are hip-deep in the fighting. Churchill and the new chaps think they are running things. A re-telling of Le Morte d́ʹArthur. . . sublime comedy and dark romance."--Publisher's description
Unspeakable practices, unnatural acts by Donald Barthelme( Book )

28 editions published between 1968 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overnight to many distant cities by Donald Barthelme( Book )

18 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and German and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The teachings of Don B. : satires, parodies, fables, illustrated stories, and plays of Donald Barthelme by Donald Barthelme( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The slightly irregular fire engine; or, The hithering thithering djinn by Donald Barthelme( Book )

6 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates Matilda's adventures in the Chinese house that grew in her back yard
Flying to America : 45 more stories by Donald Barthelme( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barthelme (1931-1989) was one of the great 20th-century American absurdists. The 45 stories in this collection include stories Barthelme himself excluded from his two major collections and little that went previously unpublished. Packed with whimsical facts, Emma Green Is 81, which was the lead story in Barthelme's first book, concerns the verbose narrator's testy desire that Emma continue to finance the Journal of Tension Reduction, of which he is the editor
Robert Rauschenberg : work from four series, a sesquicentennial exhibition by Robert Rauschenberg( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sam's Bar by Donald Barthelme( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in 3 languages and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American literary anthology, 3 : the third annual collection of the best from the literary magazines by George Plimpton( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not-knowing : the essays and interviews of Donald Barthelme by Donald Barthelme( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donald Barthelme's premature death at the age of fifty-eight brought to an end one of the most provocative careers in the history of American literature. Groundbreaking works such as Come Back, Dr. Caligari; The Dead Father; Snow White; Great Days; Overnight to Many Distant Cities; Guilty Pleasures; and his two short-fiction collections, Forty Stories and Sixty Stories, have earned him a place among the most influential and imitated authors of the last half-century. With his marvelously strange and darkly ironic vision of the world, his wizard satire and deadpan humor, Barthelme spoke of and for our time like no one else. He spoke of our national obsessions and weirdnesses, our unspeakable practices and unnatural acts, in what is for many the distinctive voice of postmodern America
 
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Alternative Names
Bartelʹmi, Donalʹd

Barthelme, Donald

Donald Barthelme

Donald Barthelme amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Donald Barthelme amerykański pisarz

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Donald Barthelme scrittore e giornalista statunitense

Donalds Bartelms

Дональд Бартельм

דונלד ברתלמי

دونالد بارتلمی

ドナルド・バーセルミ

バーセルミ, ドナルド

唐纳德巴塞尔姆

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The dead fatherSnow WhiteForty storiesParadiseThe kingThe teachings of Don B. : satires, parodies, fables, illustrated stories, and plays of Donald BarthelmeThe slightly irregular fire engine; or, The hithering thithering djinnFlying to America : 45 more storiesNot-knowing : the essays and interviews of Donald Barthelme