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Barthelme, Donald

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Works: 160 works in 678 publications in 3 languages and 36,218 library holdings
Genres: Experimental fiction  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Exhibition catalogs  Juvenile works  Fantasy fiction 
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 1,792 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 )
30 editions published between 1975 and 2004 in English and held by 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
City life by Donald Barthelme ( Book )
39 editions published between 1969 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 1,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Forty stories by Donald Barthelme ( Book )
37 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,326 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
Snow White by Donald Barthelme ( Book )
65 editions published between 1965 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Novel of the absurd, paraphrasing the familiar fairy tale. Modern setting
Sadness by Donald Barthelme ( Book )
22 editions published between 1972 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paradise by Donald Barthelme ( Book )
15 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,134 WorldCat member 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
Great days by Donald Barthelme ( Book )
10 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Amateurs by Donald Barthelme ( Book )
12 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Guilty pleasures by Donald Barthelme ( Book )
14 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The king by Donald Barthelme ( Book )
20 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 981 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
Unspeakable practices, unnatural acts by Donald Barthelme ( Book )
23 editions published between 1968 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Come back, Dr. Caligari by Donald Barthelme ( Book )
23 editions published between 1944 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Overnight to many distant cities by Donald Barthelme ( Book )
12 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member 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 640 WorldCat member 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 574 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 501 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 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The American literary anthology, 3 : the third annual collection of the best from the literary magazines ( Book )
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member 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 (433)
Spanish (3)
French (1)
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