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Collected Stories: John Barth

Collected Stories: John Barth

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When John Barth's Lost in the Funhouse appeared in 1968, American fiction was turned on its head. Barth's writing was not a response to the realistic fiction that characterized American literature at the time; it beckoned back to the founders of the novel: Cervantes, Rabelais, and Sterne, echoing their playfulness and reflecting the freedom inherent in the writing of fiction.

This collection of Barth's short fiction is a landmark event, bringing all of his previous collections together in one volume for the first time. Its occasion helps readers assess a remarkable lifetime's work and represents an important chapter in the history of American literature. Dalkey Archive will reissue a number of Barth's novels over the next few years, preserving his work for generations to come.

Author: John Barth
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Published: 10/30/2015
Pages: 800
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 2.60lbs
Size: 9.40h x 6.30w x 1.90d
ISBN: 9781628970951

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 08/03/2015
Kirkus Reviews 08/15/2015 pg. 70
New York Times Book Review 12/13/2015 pg. 32
New York Times Book Review 12/20/2015 pg. 22

About the Author

John Barth was born in Cambridge, Maryland in 1930. He stands alongside Thomas Pynchon as one of the innovative giants of post-war fiction. He is the author of The Sot-Weed Factor, The Tidewater Tales, Lost in the Funhouse, The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor and the National Book Award winner Chimera. He taught for many years on the writing programme at John Hopkins University

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