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Barthelme, Frederick 1943-

Overview
Works: 48 works in 240 publications in 7 languages and 9,100 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Psychological fiction  Pictorial works  Periodicals 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3552.A763, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Frederick Barthelme
Second marriage by Frederick Barthelme( Book )

25 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tussen een man, zijn vrouw en zijn ex-vrouw ontwikkelt zich een merkwaardige situatie als de ex-vrouw bij het echtpaar intrekt
Double down : reflections on gambling and loss by Frederick Barthelme( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... a several-year escapade during which the two brothers lost close to a quarter million dollars in the gambling boats off the Mississippi coast."--Jacket
Moon deluxe : stories by Frederick Barthelme( Book )

22 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zeventien verhalen waarin minutieus verslag wordt gedaan van gebeurtenissen uit het leven van gewone mensen
Tracer by Frederick Barthelme( Book )

26 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Martin, in the middle of a divorce, is seeking solace. Flying off to the neon-lit south Florida coastline, he settles in for some rest and rehabilitation with his soon-to-be ex-sister-in-law. Martin quickly settles into her bed too, creating a situation that is bound for trouble - especially when his ex-wife also appears on the scene. Cautiously, the threesome try to sort things out, engaging in varied rituals of mating, hating, forgetting, and forgiving. A funny and unforgettable novel about friends, family, and the kind of quirky, complicated relationships that will keep readers rapt through the final pages."--Jacket
Waveland : a novel by Frederick Barthelme( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and French and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vaughn Williams and his girlfriend, Greta, are invited to move in with Vaughn's ex-girlfriend, Gail, after she is assaulted by her hot-tempered new boyfriend, and soon complications follow, including the untimely arrival of Vaughn's annoyingly successful brother
Bob the gambler by Frederick Barthelme( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An architect and his wife living near a casino in Mississippi become hooked on gambling and lose everything they own. They move into his mother's house and embark on a new life, discovering happiness in simplicity and insecurity
There must be some mistake : a novel by Frederick Barthelme( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wallace Webster lives alone in Kemah, Texas, at Forgetful Bay, a condo development where residents are passing away at an alarming rate. As he monitors events in the neighborhood, Wallace keeps in touch with his ex-wife, his grown daughter, a former coworker for whom he has much-averted eyes, and a somewhat exotic resident with whom he commences an offbeat affair that begins with his being locked in an Airstream trailer attached to the roof of her restaurant. He sifts through the curious accidents that plague his neighbors, all the while reflecting on his past and shortening future. Required to ponder his own mortality, he wonders if "settling for" something less than he aspired to is a kind of cowardice, or just good sense."--Jacket
Two against one : a novel by Frederick Barthelme( Book )

21 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his estranged wife, Elise, arrives unannounced on Edward's fortieth birthday, a series of events are set in motion that reveal the workings of a twenty-year marriage
Natural selection : a novel by Frederick Barthelme( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The law of averages : new & selected stories by Frederick Barthelme( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The brothers : a novel by Frederick Barthelme( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Del Tribute almost sleeps with his brother's sexually edgy wife, Margaret, The Brothers sets out to trace and detail the intricate pattern of consequence of this near-indiscretion. In a remarkable performance that redefines and extends the territory of Frederick Barthelme's fictions, the love and desire of these brothers is laid open, explored, experienced. Along with his new girlfriend, Jen, a rough kid who publishes her own little terrorzine and just finished living in the back of a van with a guy who sells bikinis to tourists, Del tries to repair the damage he imagines is done to his relation with his brother Bud, and in the process tries to recapture and reinvent the sense of family long missing from his life. This all happens in Biloxi, on the dirty, soured, dinky coast of Mississippi, pretty much as it is right now: blisteringly hot, sandy, under construction, but still oddly foreign and magical. With these middle-class folks as his primary cast, Barthelme deftly demonstrates that there is enough beauty and wonder in ordinary life to satisfy all of us, if we only watch out for it - watch out for the light decaying over black trees, the raid that creeps up windshields, the sight and sound and smell of everyday. In The Brothers, bit players skewer the stiffs of the culture, the runaways add runaway priests, the do-gooders, the way-too-earnest and the way-too-cynical, the fairly smart, the broadcast morons who for God knows what reasons we attend night after night. And when they drive in this novel - and they do drive - the highway is a big sculpture, a stage for drifters, boneheads, self-parodies, error-handlers, a ride-through zoo where we witness the many edges of cultural disenchantment, where we are the exhibit and the sightseer, too. At heart The Brothers is concerned with loyalty, fidelity, decency. It is a work as rich in depth and detail as it is reflective on its jewel-like, sun-splintered surface. The world fashioned here is a terrifyingly exact place, dense with the mysteries of genuine passion and hope, and its people are resolute and resilient. This world bears an extraordinary resemblance to ours
Chroma : stories by Frederick Barthelme( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elroy Nights by Frederick Barthelme( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A successful artist and professor caught in a midlife crisis, Elroy Nights--with his wife's agreement--elects to live separately from her, embarking on a journey of discovery with his young students, until a tragedy forces him to deal with a world suddenly gone wrong
Painted desert : a novel by Frederick Barthelme( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two surfers of the information superhighway--one a 50-year-old college professor, the other his 27-year-old girlfriend--suspend downloading infojunk from the internet to get into a car and take a real road trip. Their journey becomes a satire on the America of TV, computers and LA riots. By the author of The Brothers
Trip by Susan Lipper( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bob the gambler by Frederick Barthelme( )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An architect and his wife living near a casino in Mississippi become hooked on gambling and lose everything they own. They move into his mother's house and embark on a new life, discovering happiness in simplicity and insecurity
Rangoon by Frederick Barthelme( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War and war by Frederick Barthelme( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mississippi review : TMR( )

in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moon de luxe : Erzählungen by Frederick Barthelme( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Barthelme Frederick

Barthelme, Frederick and Steven

Frederick Barthelme Amerikaans romanschrijver

Frederick Barthelme écrivain américain

Frederick Barthelme Short story writer, novelist, editor, professor

Frederick Barthelme US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

バーセルミ, フレデリック

弗雷德裡克·巴塞爾姆

Languages
English (190)

Spanish (9)

German (7)

Italian (3)

Dutch (3)

French (2)

Hebrew (1)

Covers
Double down : reflections on gambling and lossMoon deluxe : storiesTracerWaveland : a novelBob the gamblerTwo against one : a novelNatural selection : a novelThe law of averages : new & selected stories