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Barthelme, Donald

Overview
Works: 128 works in 719 publications in 13 languages and 30,540 library holdings
Genres: Experimental fiction  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Literature  Interviews  Radio programs  Exhibition catalogs  Literary readings (Radio programs)  Short stories, American  Musical settings 
Roles: Author, zxx, Author of introduction, Librettist
Classifications: PS3552.A76, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Donald Barthelme
Sixty stories by Donald Barthelme( Book )

58 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,788 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 )

44 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,392 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."
Snow White by Donald Barthelme( Book )

95 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,349 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 1,322 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 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paradise by Donald Barthelme( Book )

23 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 1,108 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 )

24 editions published between 1976 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great days by Donald Barthelme( Book )

19 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guilty pleasures by Donald Barthelme( Book )

23 editions published between 1974 and 1995 in English and Japanese and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The king by Donald Barthelme( Book )

34 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 993 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 )

19 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and German and held by 861 WorldCat member 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 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates Matilda'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 474 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 )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sam's Bar by Donald Barthelme( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in 3 languages and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American classics( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 106 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, 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 85 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 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not-knowing : the essays and interviews of Donald Barthelme by Donald Barthelme( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donald Barthelme's premature death at the age of fifty-eight brought to an end one of the most provocative careers in the history of American literature. Groundbreaking works such as Come Back, Dr. Caligari; The Dead Father; Snow White; Great Days; Overnight to Many Distant Cities; Guilty Pleasures; and his two short-fiction collections, Forty Stories and Sixty Stories, have earned him a place among the most influential and imitated authors of the last half-century. With his marvelously strange and darkly ironic vision of the world, his wizard satire and deadpan humor, Barthelme spoke of and for our time like no one else. He spoke of our national obsessions and weirdnesses, our unspeakable practices and unnatural acts, in what is for many the distinctive voice of postmodern America
 
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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

ドナルド・バーセルミ

バーセルミ, ドナルド

唐纳德·巴塞尔姆

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The dead fatherSnow WhiteForty storiesParadiseThe kingThe slightly irregular fire engine; or, The hithering thithering djinnFlying to America : 45 more storiesAmerican classicsNot-knowing : the essays and interviews of Donald Barthelme