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Barthelme, Donald

Works: 135 works in 674 publications in 11 languages and 25,454 library holdings
Genres: Experimental fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Short stories  Literature  Exhibition catalogs  Musical settings  Fantasy fiction  War fiction  Time-travel fiction 
Roles: Author, zxx, Author of introduction, Librettist
Classifications: PS3552.A76, 813.54
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Sixty stories by Donald Barthelme( Book )

58 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,784 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
Snow White by Donald Barthelme( Book )

97 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

49 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,314 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 )

33 editions published between 1972 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amateurs by Donald Barthelme( Book )

26 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great days by Donald Barthelme( Book )

19 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guilty pleasures by Donald Barthelme( Book )

24 editions published between 1974 and 1995 in English and Japanese and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The king by Donald Barthelme( Book )

34 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 986 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 )

45 editions published between 1944 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overnight to many distant cities by Donald Barthelme( Book )

20 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and German and held by 860 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 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 552 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
Flying to America : 45 more stories by Donald Barthelme( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 469 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 )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best American short stories 1973 : & the yearbook of the American short story( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes twenty short stories by some of the best American writers
Sam's Bar by Donald Barthelme( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in 3 languages and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected shorts( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An award-winning series of classic and contemporary fiction performed by acclaimed actors. Performances are recorded live at Peter Norton Symphony Space in NYC and on tour around the country
The American literary anthology, 2 : the second annual collection of the best from the literary magazines by George Plimpton( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unspeakable practices, unnatural acts by Donald Barthelme( Book )

12 editions published between 1968 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents by Donald Barthelme( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient eyes by Mathew Rosenblum( )

1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Flying to America : 45 more 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


バーセルミ, ドナルド


English (399)

German (18)

Japanese (18)

French (13)

Italian (10)

Polish (7)

Russian (3)

Dutch (3)

Chinese (1)

Swedish (1)

Catalan (1)

Snow WhiteForty storiesThe kingThe slightly irregular fire engine; or, The hithering thithering djinnFlying to America : 45 more storiesSelected shortsHiding man : a biography of Donald Barthelme