skip to content

Barthelme, Donald

Works: 161 works in 951 publications in 15 languages and 38,692 library holdings
Genres: Experimental fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Short stories  Literature  Arthurian romances  Interviews  Fantasy fiction  War fiction  Time-travel fiction 
Roles: Author, zxx, Librettist, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3552.A76, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Publications about Donald Barthelme
Publications by Donald Barthelme
Publications by Donald Barthelme, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Donald Barthelme
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by Donald Barthelme
Sixty stories by Donald Barthelme( Book )
65 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,776 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 )
57 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,390 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 )
65 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,360 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 )
100 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,340 libraries worldwide
Novel of the absurd, paraphrasing the familiar fairy tale. Modern setting
Forty stories by Donald Barthelme( Book )
50 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,294 libraries worldwide
In 'Forty Stories', Donald Barthelme invented a random universe in which time, reality, meaning and language are turned exuberantly upside-down. Tangling with the ludicrous and challenging the familiar, these small masterpieces provide piercing and hilarious insights into human idiosyncrasies
Sadness by Donald Barthelme( Book )
34 editions published between 1972 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 1,233 libraries worldwide
Paradise by Donald Barthelme( Book )
29 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 1,116 libraries worldwide
Simon, a fifty-three-year-old Philadelphia architect, is given a year to do as he wishes. He lives in a bare apartment, thinking back on his life and work. A complex relationship develops when he becomes involved with three younger women
Great days by Donald Barthelme( Book )
22 editions published between 1970 and 1980 in English and held by 1,041 libraries worldwide
Guilty pleasures by Donald Barthelme( Book )
24 editions published between 1974 and 1995 in English and Japanese and held by 1,011 libraries worldwide
Unspeakable practices, unnatural acts by Donald Barthelme( Book )
48 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in 7 languages and held by 973 libraries worldwide
The king by Donald Barthelme( Book )
35 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 966 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
Come back, Dr. Caligari by Donald Barthelme( Book )
42 editions published between 1944 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 932 libraries worldwide
14 stories displaying a Surrealist humor
The teachings of Don B. : satires, parodies, fables, illustrated stories, and plays of Donald Barthelme by Donald Barthelme( Book )
16 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in English and held by 613 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 539 libraries worldwide
Relates Mathilda's adventures in the Chinese house that grew in her back yard. Collage illustrations made from nineteenth-century engravings
Flying to America : 45 more stories by Donald Barthelme( Book )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and held by 458 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
The Best American short stories, 1979 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 356 libraries worldwide
Short stories of 1979
The Best American short stories, 1980 by Stanley Elkin( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 332 libraries worldwide
Not-knowing : the essays and interviews of Donald Barthelme by Donald Barthelme( Book )
15 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Not-Knowing is the second posthumous collection of Donald Barthelme's work. Not-Knowing contains Barthelme's pungent comments on writing, art, literature, film, and city life, which are, as John Barth says in his Introduction, among the permanent literary treasures of American postmodernist writing. Also here are several interviews with the author - invaluable for understanding this very private man - including two never before available. The interviews range over the last eighteen years of Barthelme's life, and they give readers the opportunity to watch his ideas as they expand, change, and settle
Donald Barthelme by Lois G Gordon( Book )
6 editions published between 1981 and 1989 in Chinese and English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Donald Barthelme
Donald Barthelme's fiction : the ironist saved from drowning by Charles Molesworth( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in Undetermined and held by 3 libraries worldwide
"Molesworth studies Barthelme's progression, and regression, as ironist, humorist, and serious writer through all six original collections of short fiction: Come Back, Dr. Caligari (1964); Unspeakable Practices, Unnatural Acts (1968); City Life (1970); Sadness (1972); Amateurs (1976); and Great Days (1979). He also touches on two novels, Snow White and The Dead Father, and the "nonfiction" collection, Guilty Pleasures. Molesworth's study is an appropriate complement to Barthelme's latest collection, Sixty Stories, an anthology gathered from the fiction collections examined in this critical work. Molesworth demonstrates that Barthelme is a true innovator within the medium of the short story."--Jacket
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Alternative Names
Bartelʹmi, Donalʹd
Barthelme Donald
Donald Barthelme
Donald Barthelme Amerikaans schrijver (1931-1989)
Donald Barthelme amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Donald Barthelme amerykański pisarz
Donald Barthelme Écrivain américain
Donald Barthelme scrittore e giornalista statunitense
Donalds Bartelms
Дональд Бартелмі
Дональд Бартельм
דונלד ברתלמי
دونالد بارتلمی
바셀미, 도날드 1931-1989
바셀미, 도널드 1931-1989
バーセルミ, ドナルド
English (544)
Japanese (21)
German (20)
Italian (20)
French (17)
Polish (10)
Spanish (10)
Chinese (5)
Russian (3)
Dutch (3)
Swedish (2)
Croatian (1)
Persian (1)
Norwegian (1)
Czech (1)
Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.