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Final Fridays : essays, lectures, tributes & other nonfiction, 1995-

Author: John Barth
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint, Berkeley, CA : Distributed by Publishers Group West [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Collection of nonfiction articles addressing a variety of topics from John Barth.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Barth
ISBN: 9781582437569 1582437564
OCLC Number: 757476828
Description: ix, 313 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreword : To the hyphen, and beyond --
I. On reading, writing, and the state of the art --
Kafka's fears, etc. --
The state of the art --
Two more forewords --
"In the beginning" : the Big Bang, the anthropic principle, and the Jesus paradox --
How it was, maybe : a novelist looks back on life in early-colonial Virginia and Maryland --
Further questions --
Incremental perturbation --
"The parallels!" : Italo Calvino and Jorge Luis Borges --
My Faulkner --
¿Cien Años de Qúe? --
A window at the Pratt --
On readings --
The end of the word as we've known it --
"I've lost my place!" --
The place of "place" in fiction --
Liberal education: the tragic view --
The relevance of irrelevance : writing American --
"All trees are oak trees" ... : introductions to literature --
The inkstained thumb --
Future imperfect --
I --
"In the beginning, once upon a time, it was a dark and stormy night" --
The morning after --
It can be arranged : a novelist recalls his jazz-drumming youth --
The end? On writing no further fiction, probably --
II. Tributes and memoria --
Introduction to Not-knowing : the essays and interviews of Donald Barthelme --
The passion artist (tribute to John Hawkes) --
The accidental memoir (homage to Leslie Fiedler) --
"As sinuous and tough as ivy" (80th birthday salute to William H. Gass) --
The last introduction (memorial tribute to Joseph Heller) --
Remembering John Updike --
The judge's jokes : souvenir of my father, the after-banquet speaker --
Eulogy for Jill.
Responsibility: John Barth.
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