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Barthelme, Donald

Works: 181 works in 1,002 publications in 16 languages and 36,586 library holdings
Genres: Experimental fiction  Fiction  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories, American  Literature  Poetry  Arthurian romances  Interviews  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author, zxx, Author of introduction, Other, Librettist, Editor, Creator
Classifications: PS3552.A76, 813.54
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Sixty stories by Donald Barthelme( Book )

70 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 )

64 editions published between 1975 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,446 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 nineteen men, by means of a cable, toward a mysterious goal. The satiric, parodic novel is devoted to undermining authority in all its forms, particularly that of the past
Snow White by Donald Barthelme( Book )

108 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

67 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,338 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
Forty stories by Donald Barthelme( Book )

51 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This companion volume to Barthelme's Sixty Stories contains some of his famous pieces, as well as nine recent stories previously uncollected. These funny, ludicruous stories follow the emotional logic of a dream. Its characters are located in the precise place where the weight of history intrudes on the present. We overhear the Goethe browbeating on obsequious Eckermann, and enjoy a tumultuous affair in an unnamed European capital. In "The Educational Experience," students are guided through exhibits. "At the Tolstoy Museum" is a comic and touching romp that emphasizes the pull of the past and the confusion of the present. "Visitors" is about a man called Bishop who stays up all night looking after his daughter, who is ill. "Construction" is a meditation by a businessman on his long-range plan. Other stories include "Bluebeard," "Sentence," and "Porcupines at the University." ISBN-0-399-13299-6 : $17.95
Sadness by Donald Barthelme( Book )

36 editions published between 1972 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 1,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories, chiefly reprinted from the New Yorker
Paradise by Donald Barthelme( Book )

30 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 1,090 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 )

27 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great days by Donald Barthelme( Book )

25 editions published between 1970 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories in Barthelme's original, inimitable style, this reveals his mastery of the kaleidoscopic ideas, impressions, innuendos, falling into focus and then changing, changing, and changing
Guilty pleasures by Donald Barthelme( Book )

27 editions published between 1974 and 1995 in English and Japanese and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unspeakable practices, unnatural acts by Donald Barthelme( Book )

47 editions published between 1968 and 2004 in 7 languages and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The king by Donald Barthelme( Book )

39 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 949 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
Overnight to many distant cities by Donald Barthelme( Book )

21 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and German and held by 839 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"--Jacket
Come back, Dr. Caligari by Donald Barthelme( Book )

5 editions published between 1964 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

14 stories displaying a Surrealist humor
The teachings of Don B. : satires, parodies, fables, illustrated stories, and plays of Donald Barthelme by Donald Barthelme( Book )

22 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first installment of Barthelme's complete oeuvre contains a compilation of short pieces and plays. Together they form a witty melange, entertaining and at the same time a substantial literary entree to be savored. Many of the works collected here defy classification. Barthelme himself was known to label a piece of writing a "whatchacallit." In the brief format of parodies and satires, Barthelme pokes fun at persons ranging from respondents to personals ads to a newly elected president. He also includes three previously unpublished plays: "The Friends of the Family," "The Conservatory," and "Snow White"; and profiles of T.S. Eliot, Django Reinhardt, Susan Sontag, and Willem de Kooning. Each piece reveals the author's piercing humor and brilliant observation. ISBN 0-679-40982-3: $25.00
Flying to America : 45 more stories by Donald Barthelme( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and held by 559 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 )

7 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in English and held by 511 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, 1986( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 385 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 )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories of 1979
The Best American short stories, 1980( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories of both established and newly discovered writers published during 1980, including such favorites as Updike, Singer, Hardwick and Taylor as well as Gass, Sayles, and others
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Sixty stories
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
Alternative Names
Bartelʹmi, Donalʹd

Barthelme Donald

Barthelme, Donald, Jr.

Donald Barthelme

Donald Barthelme americký spisovatel

Donald Barthelme Amerikaans schrijver (1931-1989)

Donald Barthelme amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Donald Barthelme amerykański pisarz

Donald Barthelme écrivain américain

Donald Barthelme scrittore e giornalista statunitense

Donald Barthelme skönlitterär författare

Donalds Bartelms

Дональд Бартелмі

Дональд Бартельм

דונלד ברתלמי

دونالد بارتلمی

바셀미, 도날드 1931-1989

바셀미, 도널드 1931-1989


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