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Barthelme, Donald

Works: 151 works in 960 publications in 17 languages and 35,895 library holdings
Genres: Experimental fiction  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Literature  Arthurian romances  Interviews  Fantasy fiction  War fiction  Time-travel fiction 
Roles: Author, zxx, Librettist, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3552.A76, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Donald Barthelme
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Most widely held works by Donald Barthelme
Sixty stories by Donald Barthelme( Book )

66 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,785 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 )

66 editions published between 1975 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,457 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 )

67 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,362 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 )

102 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

51 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,301 WorldCat member 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 )

35 editions published between 1972 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 1,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paradise by Donald Barthelme( Book )

29 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 1,110 WorldCat member 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
Amateurs by Donald Barthelme( Book )

28 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great days by Donald Barthelme( Book )

23 editions published between 1970 and 1980 in English and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guilty pleasures by Donald Barthelme( Book )

24 editions published between 1974 and 1995 in English and Japanese and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unspeakable practices, unnatural acts by Donald Barthelme( Book )

48 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in 7 languages and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The king by Donald Barthelme( Book )

36 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 964 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
Come back, Dr. Caligari by Donald Barthelme( Book )

40 editions published between 1944 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

14 stories displaying a Surrealist humor
Overnight to many distant cities by Donald Barthelme( Book )

21 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and German and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Donald Barthelme's new collection ... takes us from New York to Tokyo to Copenhagen to Barcelona to Paris to the Radiant City of Le Corbusier, balancing twelve of his widely celebrated short stories against an equal number of brief visionary texts, new in his work, that provide a lovely, haunting counterpoint"--From dust jacket
The teachings of Don B. : satires, parodies, fables, illustrated stories, and plays of Donald Barthelme by Donald Barthelme( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flying to America : 45 more stories by Donald Barthelme( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and held by 545 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
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 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates Mathilda's adventures in the Chinese house that grew in her back yard. Collage illustrations made from nineteenth-century engravings
The best American short stories, 1990 by Richard Ford( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basil from her garden / Donald Barthelme -- Gryphon / Charles Baxter -- Janus / Ann Beattie -- The convict / Janes Lee Burke -- Star food / Ethan Canin -- Gossip / Frank Conroy --Communist / Richard Ford -- Bad company / Tess Gallagher -- Today will be a quiet day / Amy Hempel -- Doe season / David Michael Kaplan -- Three thousand dollars / David Lipsky -- Sportsmen / Thomas McGuane -- All my relations / Christopher McIlroy -- Monsieur les deux chapeaux / Alice Munro
The Best American short stories, 1979( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member 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 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.32 (from 0.06 for Donald Bar ... to 0.51 for Donald Bar ...)

Sixty stories
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


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The dead fatherSnow WhiteForty storiesParadiseThe kingThe teachings of Don B. : satires, parodies, fables, illustrated stories, and plays of Donald BarthelmeFlying to America : 45 more storiesThe slightly irregular fire engine; or, The hithering thithering djinn