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ISBN: 0142437816 / ISBN-13: 9780142437810

Forty Stories

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This collection of pithy, brilliantly acerbic pieces is a companion to Sixty Stories, Barthelme's earlier retrospective volume. Barthelme spotlights ... Show synopsis

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  • Forty Stories (Penguin Books) – Trade paperback (2005)
    by Donald Barthelme, Rick Moody (Introduction by), Dave Eggers (Introduction by)

    Forty Stories

    Trade paperback, Penguin Books
    2005
    English
    272 pages

    ISBN: 0142437816
    ISBN-13: 9780142437810

    William H. Gass has written of Donald Barthelme that ?he has permanently enlarged our perception of the possibilities open to short fiction.? In Forty Stories, the companion volume to "Sixty Stories," we encounter a dazzling array of subjects: Paul Klee, Goethe, "Captain Blood," modern courtship, marriage and divorce, armadillos, and other unique Barthelmean flights of fancy. These pithy, brilliantly acerbic pieces tangle with the ludicrous, pose questions that remain unresolved, and challenge familiar bits of language ... Show more

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