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Barthelme, Donald

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Works: 140 works in 735 publications in 11 languages and 35,845 library holdings
Genres: Experimental fiction  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Juvenile works  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3552.A76, 813.54
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Sixty stories by Donald Barthelme( Book )
47 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,795 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 )
52 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,416 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 )
48 editions published between 1968 and 1995 in 5 languages and held by 1,359 libraries worldwide
Snow White by Donald Barthelme( Book )
84 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,349 libraries worldwide
Novel of the absurd, paraphrasing the familiar fairy tale. Modern setting
Forty stories by Donald Barthelme( Book )
41 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,325 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 )
29 editions published between 1972 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 1,264 libraries worldwide
Paradise by Donald Barthelme( Book )
16 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,119 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 )
16 editions published between 1976 and 1998 in English and Japanese and held by 1,076 libraries worldwide
Great days by Donald Barthelme( Book )
12 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 1,063 libraries worldwide
Guilty pleasures by Donald Barthelme( Book )
17 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 1,038 libraries worldwide
The king by Donald Barthelme( Book )
30 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 998 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 )
40 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 997 libraries worldwide
Come back, Dr. Caligari by Donald Barthelme( Book )
41 editions published between 1944 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 956 libraries worldwide
Overnight to many distant cities by Donald Barthelme( Book )
12 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 856 libraries worldwide
The teachings of Don B. : satires, parodies, fables, illustrated stories, and plays of Donald Barthelme by Donald Barthelme( Book )
11 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 639 libraries worldwide
The slightly irregular fire engine; or, The hithering thithering djinn by Donald Barthelme( Book )
5 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in English and held by 565 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 )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 513 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
Sam's Bar by Donald Barthelme( Book )
6 editions published in 1987 in 3 languages and held by 171 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 83 libraries worldwide
Presents by Donald Barthelme( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Bartelʹmi, Donalʹd
Barthelme, Donald
Donald Barthelme
バーセルミ, ドナルド
Languages
English (468)
German (24)
Japanese (20)
Italian (14)
French (8)
Spanish (7)
Polish (4)
Dutch (2)
Swedish (2)
Finnish (2)
Czech (1)
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